Clarke Museum funding debate
Eureka City Manager Dave Tyson said he got “taken to the wood shed.”
Councilmember Mike Jones said it “soured his milk.”
But the question asked by Councilwoman Linda Atkins was simple enough: why must the City Council revisit issues that have been previously decided?
Here is part 1 of the debate from Tuesday’s City Council meeting to consider funding the Clarke Historical Museum with redevelopment funds. To watch the rest go to the archive and fast forward to 3:21:00.
The motion passed 3-2 with Frank Jager and Jeff Leonard dissenting. After promising to vote against it, Jones switched gears at the last minute after Councilman Larry Glass played “the grandchild card,” even though Jones said it made him want to throw up.
Was Atkins out of line? Is Jones a drama queen? Does staff mislead councilmembers on issues like museum funding and the Jefferson School purchase only to throw an unexpected curve ball on a later agenda?
Grab a cup of coffee and hold your cookies as you watch this segment of the meeting which began some 3.25 hours after the meeting started, by which time most mortals had long since tuned out.