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Midnight oil to burn at Lansdowne meeting as concerned citizens cram agenda

<p>Unless they add another day of public delegations on the LansdownePartnership plan, councillors could be listening to people speak on theplan well past midnight Thursday.</p>

Unless they add another day of public delegations on the Lansdowne Partnership plan, councillors could be listening to people speak on the plan well past midnight Thursday.

As of noon on Tuesday, there were 93 public delegations signed up to speak, with the last scheduled for 11:50 p.m.

“This is unreasonable,” said resident Ute Thomas, who makes her presentation at 10:20 p.m. Squeezing public delegations into one day is an attempt to curtail public input, she said.

Bay Ward Coun. Alex Cullen said he will move to end the meeting at 9 p.m. and to resume public delegations on Friday morning.

Orleans Coun. Bob Monette said he would not support ending the meeting early.

“I’m not going to tell people that are willing to come after work that they are not welcome after nine o’clock,” he said. “Not everybody works nine to five.”

 
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