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The world's #1 podcast about city council meetings. Entertaining interviews about city council meetings across the globe by Michael Karlik. City council meeting reviews and more at www.councilchronicles.com.

The world's #1 podcast about city council meetings. Entertaining interviews about city council meetings across the globe by Michael Karlik. City council meeting reviews and more at www.councilchronicles.com.
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The world's #1 podcast about city council meetings. Entertaining interviews about city council meetings across the globe by Michael Karlik. City council meeting reviews and more at www.councilchronicles.com.

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City Council Chronicles: Heated Meetings Recap

7/21/2018
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It's the middle of summer, so we explore heated council meetings from our previous episodes. You will hear excerpts from the interviews of Breea Clark, Janet Diaz, Lee Vogler, and Justin Outling. Plus, we get an award from Pullman, WA Council Member Brandon Chapman and hear a brand-new explosive moment from the Listeners' List. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by...

Duration:00:44:13

City Council Chronicles 84: Branden Dyer -- Charlotte, MI Councilman

7/14/2018
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Branden Dyer--Charlotte, MI councilman--recalls the unrelenting criticism his council experienced leading up to the 2015 election, including trolling and accusations of manipulation. Then we examine his reappointment to the council thanks to a last-minute vote switch. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter:...

City Council Chronicles 83: Michael Brown -- Hillsboro, OR City Manager

7/7/2018
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Michael Brown--Hillsboro, OR city manager--views his council meetings, in part, as "performances." To that end, we take a behind-the-scenes tour of Hillsboro's unique state of the city addresses, where there are comedy routines, acting cameos by former officials, and text message polls. Plus, the dramatic vote on last year's sanctuary city policy. "State of the City" book by Scott Lazenby: https://www.amazon.com/State-City-Scott-Lazenby/dp/1977683630/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 City Council...

Duration:00:47:23

City Council Chronicles 82: Sandra Vincent -- McDonough, GA Councilwoman

7/1/2018
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Sandra Vincent--McDonough, GA councilwoman--was surprised that her fellow council members argued against allowing visible tattoos and piercings for city employees, despite receiving presentations from people with tattoos and piercings! Plus, she explains why business owners should make it clear in council meetings that they do not live in the city. Also, a statement about the 6/24/18 interview with Meriden, CT Councilor Miguel Castro. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city...

Duration:00:44:25

City Council Chronicles 81: Miguel Castro -- Meriden, CT Councilor

6/23/2018
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Miguel Castro--Meriden, CT councilor--believes there should have been a thorough discussion at his council about a colleague's inappropriate comments about city staff. However, he thinks it is a distraction to focus on his own inquiry about deleting meeting footage earlier this year. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/...

Duration:00:43:10

City Council Chronicles 79: Janet Diaz -- Lancaster, PA Councilwoman

6/19/2018
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Janet Diaz--Lancaster, PA councilwoman--reveals why the council has chosen to give their commenters a bit more anonymity, and her own suspicions about being stalked. She gives advice on how to handle explosive confrontations running high with emotion and avoiding an escalation. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:45:19

City Council Chronicles 79: Kyle Schlachter -- Littleton, CO Council Member

6/9/2018
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Kyle Schlachter--Littleton, CO council member--is disappointed that his council voted away their right to be unpaid police officers earlier this year. However, he has gained free snacks at meetings thanks to the new mayor. We also discussed what happens when commenters accuse him of violating the charter. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link:...

Duration:00:42:27

City Council Chronicles 78: Breea Clark -- Norman, OK Councilmember

6/2/2018
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Breea Clark--Norman, OK councilmember--pinpoints the exact meeting when her relationship with her fellow council members changed. She remembers the discomfort when council reexamined a racist street name and talks about whether it's okay to cut off hate speech at a council meeting. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/...

Duration:00:52:18

"Tear It Down" Explained

5/26/2018
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Two weeks ago was the release of "Tear It Down," an eight-part podcast telling the story of the city government in North College Hill, Ohio. In this episode, Michael Karlik explains how the project came together. Website: www.tearitdownpodcast.com Twitter and Facebook: @tearitdownpod Route Fifty write-up: https://www.routefifty.com/management/2018/05/documenting-one-local-governments-long-history-dysfunction/148282/ City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from...

Duration:00:23:31

Preview of "Tear It Down"

4/23/2018
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Years before “drain the swamp” became a rallying cry for Donald Trump, a small group of concerned citizens banded together to change the direction of their city. They began winning elections and eventually gained control. But they used their power to do more than clean up the government--and chaos ensued. Michael Karlik narrates an eight-part story debuting on May 10. Visit tearitdownpodcast.com. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world....

Duration:00:03:55

City Council Chronicles 77: Michele Martinez -- Santa Ana, CA Mayor Pro Tem

4/14/2018
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Michele Martinez--Santa Ana, CA mayor pro tem--has some scathing commentary on the behavior she sees, including how the mayor makes people wait hours for public comment, how people held a meeting via text message in violation of California law, and how one person in particular skips meetings without excuses. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link:...

Duration:00:39:26

City Council Chronicles on “60 Minutes”

4/7/2018
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In the biggest exposé of the year, Michael Karlik appears on “60 Minutes” to blow the whistle on city council meeting. You will hear excerpts from the interviews of Matthew Green, Allison Hiltz, Marian Orr, C. Brandon Chapman, and Khalid Bey. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik. Facebook:...

Duration:00:40:32

City Council Chronicles 76: Justin Outling -- Greensboro, NC Council Member

3/31/2018
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Justin Outling--Greensboro, NC council member--has been in the room during a barrage of controversies: the transgender bathroom bill, an apology for KKK violence, and the screening of police body cam footage in a meeting. We discuss his focus on results and why he avoids doing and saying things in meetings just to feel good. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by...

Duration:00:49:19

City Council Chronicles 75: C. Brandon Chapman -- Pullman, WA Councilmember

3/24/2018
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Brandon Chapman--Pullman, WA councilmember--is a longtime listener of the podcast and describes it as “professional development” for city council members. To that end, why, naturally we talked about art! He gives his thoughts on Van Gogh, impressionism, and what makes a good municipal utility box painting. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link:...

Duration:00:40:59

City Council Chronicles 74: Michael McQuillen -- Indianapolis, IN Councilor

3/17/2018
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Michael McQuillen--Indianapolis, IN councilor--discusses his philosophy of voting early and decisively in meetings as opposed to dawdling. Plus, we talk about partisan rule changes and attempts to oust the council president. There is never a dull moment! Oh, and did I mention his perfect attendance award? City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link:...

Duration:00:41:08

City Council Chronicles 73: Allison Hiltz -- Aurora, CO Council Member

3/10/2018
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Allison Hiltz--Aurora, Colorado council member--discusses whether Aurora is in fact an "initiative-killing council." She explains her dissatisfaction with some sentiments expressed toward residents in council meetings and what happened when a group of Girl Scouts tried to propose an ordinance. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link:...

Duration:00:43:24

City Council Chronicles 72: Andrea Reimer -- Vancouver, BC Councilor

3/3/2018
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Andrea Reimer--Vancouver, BC councilor--discusses why her council raises incredible numbers of points of order and whether it is disruptive. Plus, we talk about her quick thinking when she adjourned a meeting in the face of a fire and her mediation after a contentious council meeting. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/...

Duration:00:40:34

City Council Chronicles 71: Dylan Bressey -- Grande Prairie, AB Councilor

2/24/2018
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Dylan Bressey--Grande Prairie, AB councilor--maintains the gold standard of city councilor websites, writing about every aspect of his meetings and answering FAQs about how they work. We make a friendly bet, teach people how to present to the city council, and reveal his custom-made council gift. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link:...

Duration:00:38:19

City Council Chronicles 70: Khalid Bey -- Syracuse, NY Councilor

2/17/2018
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Khalid Bey--Syracuse, NY councilor--has several frustrations with how his council operates: from the private caucus meetings that are problematic for open meetings law; receiving agendas 24 hours before a meeting; and the inability of the public to see the behavior he sees in meetings. We talk about how to make some things better, and which problems aren't going away. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government...

Duration:00:46:21

City Council Chronicles 69: Derek Silva -- Middlesex Centre, ON Councilor

2/10/2018
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Derek Silva--Middlesex Centre, ON councilor--is highly confident that his council will have video streamed meetings by the end of the year. We discuss the raging controversy over meeting start times, why many split votes go unrecorded, and about the infamous "DaleTV" studio in neighboring London. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link:...

Duration:00:43:11