City Council Special Meeting

17:00 on May 17, 2011

Utility Collections Conference Room

For a report of the regularly scheduled City Council Workshop, scroll down.

This city council meeting was called to canvass the results of Saturday's election. All 7 council members and the mayor were present.


  1. In district 3, 570 votes were cast:
  2. Transfer of $45K in funds from confiscated property account for purchase of new police vehicles was approved.

My commments:

I'm sure there's no serious question about KPD needing the vehicles. But there were no serious questions from the council. Here are questions I wish had been asked (and they were not asked at previous workshop sessions):

  1. This is a supplementary request, correct?
  2. What changed that made 6 more vehicles necessary now?
  3. Please review for the council the bid procedures for new KPD vehicles.

City Council Workshop

17:15 on May 17, 2011

Utility Collections Conference Room


  1. Council members acknowledged the recall several times. Cosper thinks the recall will prevent the city from attracting good City Manager candidates.
  2. Council members and the mayor are trying harder: they're paying attention and asking questions
  3. The mayor said "I'm recalled because I am doing my job."
  4. There may be some back-room dealing going on with respect to land use around the new TAMU-CT campus.

Agenda items: