Exercise 6.2

On March 1st, there was a city council meeting and hundreds showed up. The meeting started late because the city councilman was unable to locate a place to park, which he wasn’t to happy about. The first topic of discussion was about the Metropolitan Zoning commission wanting to move the local cemetery so that a supermarket could be built. The cemetery is now locate in a spot that is used for commercial purposes. About 20 people had something to say about the whole thing but only two of them were against the rezoning. When everyone was done speaking about it the council voted 5 — 2 against the rezoning petition. After some of the crowd cheered and most people left, a small audience of about 40 people remained.

The next topic of discussion was a one-cent sales tax proposed by councilwoman Wilma Rudolph. She expresses that the city desperately needs money. People agreed on this proposition and believed that something needs to be done. The majority voted 5 — 2 for the proposed tax. There were only two that voted against it. This was a huge upset because most people would rather see what cut backs could have taken place rather than a higher tax put into place.

The last topic was a proposal from councilman Bill Mazewroski to license morticians in the city. He says that the state gives them the power to do so and thinks that they should take advantage of this. He says that there would be a fee that would need to be payed every year. His bill calls for a $150 yearly fee for each mortician. The council doesn’t think councilman is correct when he says that city gives them a right to do so. The proposal was made and it passed with a vote of 6 — 0. The meeting was adjourned after that bill was passed.