Several groups of citizens packed the June 2 City Council meeting. First up to bat were firefighters, who asked the Council to approve a collective bargaining agreement negotiated with the administration. The Council approved, although several councilors said they should have been consulted on any contract running three years.
Councilor Debbie O’Malley sponsored a resolution to combine funds allocated a year ago with a proposed $1 million from the county to buy a vacant 22-acre property at Osuna and Vista del Norte. The property is a popular landing site during the Balloon Fiesta.
In other actions, Councilor Michael Cadigan passed two bills unanimously. One brings the city’s anti-smoking legislation in line with that of the state. Another directs city departments to develop plans for cutting gasoline use by at least 10 percent.
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