ICLEI Controversy Splits Council And Community [AUDIO]
A Missoula City Council Committee meeting considering the payment of $1200 to continue the City of Missoula's membership in the International Council for Local Environmental Inititatives ended with angy words from Committee members and citizens who came to testify. Committee chair Stacey Rye called for security when one-time Mayoral candidate Candy Matthews-Jenkins stood up and insisted the public be allowed to speak. No one was arrested, and the meeting adjourned with a 5 to 3 vote to recommend the full Council allow the $1200 payment at their meeting Monday night.
I spoke with City Councilor Lyn Hellegaard about what happened at the meeting. That interview is attached.