The committee, previously called a task force, has only until May to submit a report with recommendations to council.
Even though the task force … er … committee was formed a month ago, it wasn’t until today that the city issued a press release asking for volunteers.
“It is not moving slow because we’re having our consultant work on a lot of stuff while we’re going through the logistics of the task force. At our first meeting on the 26th we’re going to already have the gun loaded. We’re probably going to splatter the task force with several live buckshot,” said City Councilman Val Snider, who is the committee chairman.
Wait, did Snider just call the committee a task force?
Snider couldn’t explain why the task force is now being called a committee. He said City Attorney Chris Melcher was involved in the decision, but he couldn’t remember who suggested the change.
“We just thought it would be better to call it a ‘committee’ than a ‘task force,’” he said.
“I’d have to get back” to you, Snider said.