By Roberta Millstein
At its Tuesday meeting, the Davis City Council received a detailed presentation about how the City can improve its communication. Then the Council immediately threw that information out the window and approved an Armored Rescue Vehicle (ARV).
The presentation on communications was detailed and professional. Among its recommendations was to make use of City Commissions whose members “are very engaged and are uniquely qualified to help serve as City messengers in the community and disseminate updated information.” The report also outlined many venues through which the City can communicate better with its residents, including communicating with residents that are otherwise difficult to reach.
The Council seemed to receive this presentation positively, asking only a few questions of clarification.
Then late in the meeting – around 10:30 PM – the City began the agenda item to discuss whether the City should acquire an ARV. After a presentation from Chief Pytel, the City took public comment. It was scathing.