I am just now listening to the adjournment of the City Council Meeting. I went to the meeting earlier tonight hoping to speak to the Council and City Staff about my bad experience being harassed by a member of the OPD a couple weeks ago. I didn't get to speak because there were 19 people signed up to speak, and I left the meeting early because I needed to run a couple errands. First off, let me say that I am a little bit ticked off, because it took me some finagling convincing to even be able to get signed up to speak. I arrived at about 7:15 or 7:30, and the public comment registration sheet had already been pulled. The City Clerk, who is a very nice person, told me that the sheet was pulled at 7:05. I don't know why registration wouldn't be kept open until the end of the meeting. I hope the new City Council changes this policy. Because closing it so early seems to demonstrate an attitude of disregard for the public comment process.
But anyway, at the end of the meeting, Mayor Mah mentioned that there were still 5 people who wished to speak, all of whom were signed up to speak on behalf of Shelly Bell, regarding the City lay-off decision. But I should also have been mentioned, and I was not there to speak about Shelly Bell. Maybe there was some confusion. I was there to speak about Public Safety. And I wish the Mayor would have recognized me.