Regular monthly meeting of the Valdosta City Council (VCC),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 7 April 2011,
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.
Little joke there.
But adjournment is not the end of interacting with the city government at a city council meeting. For example, Council Deidra White stopped on the steps of City Hall to talk to people. Three people were there. All of us lived in the county outside Valdosta. Not a single person who lives in Valdosta stayed to talk to her.
Among other things, she said she thought she made clear at the end of the last Council meeting that the mayor didn’t speak for her. That was at the end of the meeting, in the “Council Comments” item on the agenda. However, apparently nobody stayed to hear that, either.