The public speaking portions of public meetings have become some of the most important moments in the ongoing public debate about how Everett is run or should be run and by whom.
The public speakers have become almost as important as the public meetings themselves.
Complained about the Devens School being sold for $950,000 many years back and then the owner got a $500,000 a year triple net lease.
Now, she said, the city wants to take back the Devens for $10 million.
The purchase of the Devens School won’t help with overcrowding, she said.
She said the Devens School deal is inexplicable.
Complained that the former high school and Pope John gives free space to organizations and the city must pay the utilities which cost about $500,000 a year for both facilities.
She detailed how the Devens School sold in 2009 for $950,000. She insisted the only sensible thing to do would be to renovate Pope John and move 1,000 kids there and reduce overcrowding.
“This council started out strong. After that, priorities and decisions have been misplaced.
“Then came the meetings on Pope John. When push came to shove you folded. You have the power but you don’t want to use it,” she told the city council.
She said residents want protection from developers. Shew said residents want a place to park.Continue reading “City Council Public Speaking at June 26th meeting”