Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Bulletin: Tonight's Topics

The City Council will reconsider several ordinances that were withdrawn last month.

They include one to increase Certificate of Compliance fees by as much as 350 percent; a second one to increase building fees; and another to make virtually the entire city off limits to registered sex offenders.

Nagy Sileem, assistant director of the Department of Public Works and Urban Development, is scheduled to discuss the proposed new fees.

The council will consider a request to pay attorney Angelo Genova an additional $22,000 for his work in defending the city against a challenge to Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs' qualifications. A group of citizens claimed she did not meet the special charter's residency requirements for mayor. But a judge sided with the defense, saying the mayor had lived in the city for four years over a period of time and the charter did not specify that the residency had to be immediately preceding a run for the office. The council previously approved $7,500 for Genova in February and $17,000 more in June for the same case.

The agenda session is 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Library and the regular meeting is 8 p.m. Thursday in Municipal Court.

--Bernice Paglia


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