The council passed the budget amendment allowing the city manager to tap speed camera revenues to make up a good portion of the shortfall. That shortfall came about as a result of the state's belt-tightening measures.
The council delayed the vote until Oct. 12 so that they and interested citizens could review the amendment. There were a LOT of interested citizens. Councilmember Terry Seamens somberly announced that the amendment "brought to me more constituent feedback than anything recently."
Guessing from the nodding heads and serious expressions on the council dais it appears that was the case for rest of the council.