» Maria Villareal said she is still waiting for the city to change the name and address for the Latino Chamber of Commerce. She said everyone complains about how broke the city is, but no one talks about all the money the golf course and casino make.
» Joyce Kelly said Janna Zurita speaks about slander while she is on the dais, which is a false and malicious oral statement that ruins the reputation of another. She said her attorney advised her that the truth is not slander, and if you destroy your own reputation it is not slander either.
» Lynn Boone said the city audit is full of mistakes made by different departments, like putting expenses in revenue categories and charging bond money where it should not be charged. She said the grants have the largest discrepancies.
» Carolyn Stokes asked Craig Cornwell if he wrote a letter to Danny Bakewell asking him to pay back the money he owes the city.
» Cornwell said it is one of the issues.
» Stokes asked the Council if they still plan on hiring Howard Duffey as the new city manager, and she asked how they planned on paying him.
» The Council did not respond.
» Stokes said the city is $90 million in the hole, she cannot get an answer to her question, and she does not like that. She said the city does not have enough money to hire a rat or an ant.
» Joyce Kelly said Delores Zurita should not try and chase away seniors from Meals on Wheels and sabotage the new operators. She said the former group had two months to move out, and the city should evict them if they will not leave. Kelly accused Zurita of going berserk.
» Boone commended Eric Perrodin for his detailed, thorough budget presentation on July 3, and said it sparked ongoing conversations among residents.
» Lorraine Cervantes said she met with the new Meals on Wheels operators, and the group will meet and discuss a menu that is more familiar to the residents who usually take advantage of the program.
» Boone said the city has a terrible computer system, and there would not be so many budget mistakes if it had a proper system. She suggested outsourcing, and bringing someone in with computers.
» Robert Ray said the city is always looking for money, but they missed out on the chance to write 25 code enforcement tickets in front of his house because vendors were selling food and hawking their items up and down his street.