Food pantry donation divides commissioners

Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 09:40 AM.

Magidson noted the port is a public entity and that the donation to the port was about economic development and jobs.

“I have an issue with this coming from any public funds,” Magidson said.

But he and Commissioner Rex Buzzett were out-voted 3-2 and the Commission approved the donation.

Utility waiver policy

Commissioners, on their second try, approved a written policy for staff to follow in considering a waiver of a utility bill.

In pertinent part, city staff will not consider any waiver unless the bill for a month is twice the average of the prior six months. The policy also gives staff additional flexibility in considering issues over at least two billing periods.

The most important aspect considering recent debates over the issue is that any bill that can be confirmed to be more than eight times the six-month average will be adjusted to reflect that six-month average.



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