We are going to stay away from the details of last night’s Special Council Meeting to discuss contract notations except to say that Mayor Williams and representatives from the police and fire bargaining units presented council with concessions worth $1 million combined. Most if not all of the $1 million would result from not replacing personnel who resign/retire, i.e. maintaining less than the full complement per their contracts. The offer was not received with much enthusiasm by most council members because it does not cover the gaping hole still left in the budget and because it was presented only 14 days before council’s budget deadline. We gathered it will be discussed at this Saturday’s Finance Committee meeting posted directly below. What were your impressions of the meeting?