So I talked to Councilman Smith today to let him know whatever fountain design he sides with, I will support and would expect the Council to stand in unison behind it. No need for a three to two vote here. Hopefully the fountain as art exercise can move to the next stage.
Regardless of the result, the Council and the community appreciate the efforts of 14 artists and we all understand 13 of those will not be chosen.
Before the Council meeting which is being held at Thompson Park, I will stop by Time Warner to tape my interview with Liz Benjamin of Capital Tonight.
The topic is the dissolution of the Independence Party in Jefferson County, although if Liz needs time filled, I have an opinion on just about everything. This is the first time she has interviewed me. Previous Cap Tonight appearances were with Brian Taffe or Erin Billups.
Liz is a tough interviewer.......I'll try my best to keep up with her.
The main body of tonights Council meeting is a discussion with the Thompson Park Conservancy about the future of the Aviary in the Zoo. A request to tear the structure down went over like a baby crying in church, as lawmakers have a whole different appreciation of the history of the Aviary than do others.
There is a legitimate concern over crafting an exhibit for the structure, but I am sure the creative and consciencious minds at the table can work it out.