Council members boycott their own meeting

Discussion of the Ericksen opening is delayed over budget maneuvering.

It was a much talked-about meeting that has, instead, sparked much talk about why it didn't happen.

Scheduled for Wednesday night, a City Council workshop that was to include discussion of a controversial downtown road link was cancelled at the last minute, when most of the council opted not to attend.

While some councilors said they were tied up with work or family, at least two skipped the meeting out of protest.

"There were items that should have been on the agenda that weren't,"

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