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The city council meeting could have been interesting if it hadn't dragged on for so long. At first I wasn't sure of what was going on because I couldn't find where they were at on the agenda. I finally found my place when they were doing the announcements and presentations. This part of the meeting took the most time, but I guess it was the most important. They gave six different presentations. The first was a proclamation in recognition of Business Appreciation Week. Four people went up on stage to accept the proclamation and the Pres./ CEO gave a speech. Next was the presentation of a certificate in recognition for Costco Wholesale. The received the BRACE award for "Retail Business of the Year." Dr. Min-Lee Cheng then went up to accept a Proclamation in recognition of "Mosquito and Vector Control and West Nile Virus Awareness Week. He warned the audience of the potential danger of a mosquito outbreak in Southern California, and if there were any sightings of mosquitoes, it should be reported. A number was given for people to call. The Emergency Medical Services was then brought up. Only Stephanie Rasmussen, the EMS coordinator, went up to accept the proclamation because the rest of the team was on call for duty. The last presentation that was on the agenda was the proclamation for Emergency Medical Services Week. Fire Chief Peter Bryan gave a speech and invited the Fire Safe Council, who informs the public to increase fire safety, up to the front. They introduced all the people, and gave a number to call if anyone would like to join the Fire Safe Council. The council then took a vote to add one more presentation to the agenda. It was a presentation to Ruth Leal so she could present a wildfire documentary. The movement was approved and about fifteen minutes of the documentary was shown.

When that ended, it was time for the general public to address the city. A few people came up, but with nothing that seemed really important. A man preached about bike safety...
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