City Commission to meet 4x in January

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COVINGTON, Ky. - Come January - when the last Oatmeal Scotchie has been eaten and the tree untrimmed and you’re long since weary of Bing Crosby and Mariah Carey singing those timeless (and seemingly endless) Christmas classics and you just have to get out of the house - might we suggest attending a Covington City Commission meeting?
 
The Commission recently set its January schedule: Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29 (... so actually you could invite friends and make its Tuesday evening meetings a weekly tradition).
 
All meetings are at 6 p.m. in the Commission chambers at 20 W. Pike St.
 
Two of the meetings - Jan. 8 and 22 - are “caucus” meetings, when appointed staff make presentations on issues and proposed legislation and programs. The other two dates - Jan. 15 and 29 - will be “legislative” meetings, when the Commission votes on ordinances, orders, and resolutions.
 
If you have a concern, complaint, or compliment related to City business, you can address the Commission at the beginning of legislative meetings. To do so, you must sign up when you arrive (there’s a notepad on the table just inside the door), and you have three minutes to make your point(s).
 
The Jan. 8 meeting will be the first for the four newly elected commissioners who with Mayor Joe Meyer will make up the 2019-20 City Commission: returning members Tim Downing and Michelle Williams, and newcomers Denny Bowman and Shannon Smith.
 
Sometime in January, the new City Commission will set the meeting calendar for the rest of 2019.
 
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