Because Galt City Council’s unanimous approval of putting a 1-cent sales tax on the ballot took place at a special meeting, the decision did not get recorded like regular meetings are.
The Herald makes its own recordings of meetings as a reporting aid, but it does not normally publish them. So that Galt residents can listen to the deliberations in full, the Herald is releasing its recording of the Aug. 4 council meeting. Find the recording below:
The council members spoke at various points about their thoughts on the tax measure. Excerpts of their comments are included below:
Early in the meeting, Council Member Jay Vandenburg addressed Council Members Kevin Papineau and Rich Lozano, saying, “I’m curious why you guys (are) — or are you? — for this tax and resolution as it stands.”
Listen to Papineau’s response (3:58 in full recording):
As voting started, several council members explained their thinking.
Listen to Vice Mayor Paul Sandhu’s comments (2:33:12):
Listen to Council Member Jay Vandenburg’s comments (2:34:20):
Listen to Council Member Rich Lozano’s comments (2:35:29):
Listen to Mayor Shawn Farmer’s comments (2:36:23):