Good reporting by James Day.
“• Dozens of city employees affiliated with the city’s American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) chapter were on hand for the meeting. Three officers in the labor unit introduced themselves and asked their employee group members in attendance to stand. The city currently is engaged in negotiations with AFSCME, whose contract expired July 1. Neither AFSCME nor city officials testified or made any comments concerning any issues that might be involved in the negotiations.”