The City Council is back in action Tuesday night, following its summer-session hiatus, to consider a number of items including the reappointment of Danny Roach to the Board of Police Commissioners. Some council members have questioned the independence of Roach on the civilian review board when he works at the pleasure of the mayor. Roach, Democratic district leader in Black Rock, has been a commissioner for two decades. He was named chief of staff shortly after Joe Ganim’s return to the mayoralty in December 2015, but was reassigned to the Department of Public Facilities a year later in a realignment of some key positions in Ganim’s administration.
The Historic District Commission is also scheduled to meet Tuesday 6 p.m. in Wheeler Room B of City Hall. The commission has come under scrutiny by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez for dubious enforcement action that has also caught the attention of a state official.
The following resolutions will be referred to council committees Tuesday night:
Resolution presented by Council Member(s) Smith and Newton re: Proposed request that proper signage be installed in the area of Evers Street at its intersection with Regency Street, Priscilla Street and Sturtevant Place warning pet owners to properly clean-up pet waste or face a $150.00 fine under Ordinance Section 6.04.040, referred to Board of Police Commissioners.
Resolution presented by Council Member(s) Langan, Brown, Taylor-Moye, Herron, Spain, Lyons, Martinez & Jackson re: Proposed Amendment to the Municipal Code of Ordinances, Title 6 – Animals, amend to add new Chapter 6.08 – Wild and Exotic Animal Acts, Rides, Performances and Traveling Exhibitions Prohibited, referred to Ordinance Committee.
Full council agenda here.