The Ethics Ordinance that would return private-organization-provided free meals to council members was deferred.
In separate action, the ordinance that would allow a Hermitage PUD and increase automobile traffic in that neighborhood was passed on 2nd reading and deferred indefinitely. Planning Officials said that they had issues with the placement of the proposed medical building. Co-sponsor Harold White, who seems to be the Will Rogers of the local business community (never having met a private enterprise he did not like), appeared defensive, claimed that community meetings were held, and said that he has not heard any opposition from neighbors in the community. No opposition? All Mr. White has to do is re-rack the Public Hearing on his bill two weeks ago and he'll get an earful of neighborhood opposition.