Thursday, June 22, 2006

With SLES resolved, council meetings become normal again

The apparent resolution of the Seven Locks Elementary School issue has brought normalcy to County Council meetings, the Almanac reports.

"After the long and caustic debate over the fate" of SLES, a June 14 "town hall" meeting of councilmembers with the public "was tame and relatively unremarkable," writes reporter Mary Vause.

"I daresay if we'd held the meeting a month earlier, there would have been 600 people there instead of 60," said County Council spokesman Pat Lacefield. "Given that that was resolved, probably people who would have otherwise come to the meeting felt they'd been treated fine and decided to spend the night with their families."