Council meetings to start 1 hour earlier

DOWNEY - Frustrated by City Council meetings that often stretch into the early hours of the morning, council members have voted to start meetings one hour earlier at 6:30 p.m.Council meetings currently start at 7:30 p.m. and it is not uncommon for meetings to end well past midnight. Councilman Alex Saab recommended starting the meetings at 6:30 p.m. to encourage more participation from residents and Downey students. His motion was unanimously approved by the council. The time change is expected to go into effect Sept. 24.

********** Published: Aug. 1, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 16