[Deirdre Fulton guest-blogging.]
11:43 a.m.: Scapicchio calls the meeting to order --- it's his last city council meeting.
12:01 p.m.: I promise, not one interesting thing has happened. Sorry. All councilors have a copy of Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times on their desks. Was Lincoln so dull?
April 12, 2006—The Deval Patrick campaign today announced that Deputy Campaign
Manager and Communications Director Kahlil Byrd
is leaving his full-time position to return to business and foreign
policy interests he suspended when he joined the campaign.
It's budget season!
11:43 a.m.: Nine councilors present when the gavel bangs.
11:47 a.m.: Rich Rogers, of the Greater Boston Labor Council brings two labor leaders from New Orleans to the podium, who tell us about workers'-rights abuses in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. "People over there are trying to get their lives back together, and it's very, very hard," says Robert Hammond, president of New Orleans' International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 130.