Uneventful Meeting Ends With Renewed Call for Censure

October 03, 2017

A routine city council meeting ended with a new call by At Large Council Representative Linda Omobien for the censure or discipline of Ward 6 Council Representative Bob Hoch. Omobien said she was disappointed that Council has not readdressed a resolution to censure Hoch since it was voted down at the Sept. 18 meeting. Hoch responded saying he would accept discipline if the same standards for breaching decorum were applied to her and other Council members involved in the debate that night. He said a review of the meeting video showed that both Omobien and At Large Representative Veronica Sims spoke out of order, and that Ward 4 Council Representative Russ Neal's resolution to censure him was brought forth improperly and in violation of council rules. The discussion Monday was orderly with each council member stating their position.