The four alley closings bills that had their public roundtables last week
have now been added to the agenda for the Nov. 21
City Council Committee of the Whole session. This is a quick procedural step
, where council officers report as to whether the bill is in good legal standing and whether the record is complete; if approved, the bills then are scheduled for their first readings, when bills can be debated by the council and amendments offered, and then voted on or tabled. Speaking of first readings, the fifth currently active Near Southeast alley closing bill (B16-0818
, for the east side of Square 701, along First Street between M and N) will have its first reading and vote on Nov. 14.