By Craig McDermott, crossposted from Random Musings
When I first wrote about the mess in Coolidge, where the city council there had approved a policy of allowing just Christian-only invocations before its meetings, I noted that a special meeting of the council had already been called for Monday, September 21 (tomorrow, as of this writing), but that the agenda for that meeting hadn’t yet been posted on the city’s website.
It has since been posted.
Event: Coolidge City Council Special Meeting
Where: Council Chambers, 911 S. Arizona Boulevard, Coolidge, Arizona
When: 9/21/2015, 6 p.m.
In bigger print, from the city’s website –
9/21/2015 6:00 PM
911 S. Arizona Boulevard Pinal County Coolidge, AZ 85128
Resolution 15-31 is the “Christian-only” invocations resolution; 15-32 is invocations resolution without the “Christian-only” language.
Best guesses (“guesses” because I have absolutely no contacts in Coolidge):
1. There is a lot of arm-twisting going on in Coolidge this weekend, as the people on both sides of this issue seek to buttress support for the measure/persuade one or more of the Council supporters to change their vote(s).
2. The issue will be decided during the executive session at the start of the meeting. The votes themselves will be public, but the council members will know beforehand how those votes will turn out.
3. If guess #2 is correct, this could be a very short meeting. If guess #2 is incorrect, attendees should bring their sleeping bags and pillows because this one could go into extra innings.