A break from the past to keep you informed of the present:
Caddo’s new city council made their first public appearance last night, including the swearing in of two members. Gary and I have watched three different councils in action, but it was the first time we have managed to be there to see the ceremony or the election of the mayor. Both were interesting. The new group has some divergent ideas and plans which became apparent within just a few minutes. It may take some time for them to align themselves and go forward. Otherwise they will waste a lot of time opposing each other. There is also a “learning curve” in any new position. It will take time for the new members to learn the rules and procedures of meetings. Two members embarrassed themselves last night by being totally unprepared. Another seemed very agitated at having such a large audience. They will adjust. However, I sense that Caddo is on the verge of some major changes. I plan to be around to watch. And I'll keep you posted!