set a date for the Public Hearing on the alley vacation just north of the Pioneer Cemetery.
I don't know the full story, but I think there is some non-public maneuvering going on. A hearing date of August 13th had been selected, but staff and Council now wish to move it out to October 8th. The 13th is getting congested with other matters, and this matter alone will take some time. It would make for a very long night. Additionally, the October date permits more behind-the-scenes conversation and negotiation, and perhaps this will permit a creative compromise and resolution. It's probably a good sign that the City wants to take more time - and the one-item "special meeting" agenda is a sign, too, of its importance.
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