City Council President Scott Hente said he will schedule a special meeting to get public input on an experimental emissions control technology at the coal-fired Martin Drake Power Plant downtown.
But he said last week that it probably won’t be on Sept. 26 as requested by four of his colleagues because that’s the day of Yum Kippur, the holiest day of the year for the Jews.
“I’ve already had at least one constituent come to me and say, ‘I’d really like to come. Please don’t schedule this on my highest of holy days,’” Hente said last week.
“I wouldn’t schedule a meeting on Christmas Day,” he said.
Hente said he has to call the meeting but believes he has the “leeway” to set the date and time.
“I called Scott to confirm his plans on changing the date because I did not hear it from him, and he confirmed it with stating he only had to give 24 hours notice,” City Councilwoman Angela Dougan said today on Facebook.
“He also stated he planned on making a decision today, and I asked if he would share that decision with me so I could get it out to the interested community, and he said yes,” she added. “So, stay tuned. Date and time may change but I will do my best to insure (sic) the public knows.”