Last night’s council meeting confirmed what we saw during the campaign; Natalie Arroyo is the big hope for bring change to Eureka. She’s bright, she’s engaged and knows how to work within the system. We can only hope that she becomes the leader on the council. This council really needs her to set the direction and the tone for all of the challenges the city faces
Last night meeting was revealing of the role the individual council members will play. Melinda is going to play the “curmudgeon” of the council now. Marion will continue in her role of “deer in the head lights”. Linda kinda came out of her shell, but it sure would be nice to see her back in true form. Kim is still in stage fright mode, but she should get better. This is going to be very interesting to watch and comment on.
As a side note, it has become clear that Melinda’s support of Kim over Newman had to be personal. Why? Because she politically sounded just like Newman last night. Now that the campaigns are over, Melinda can start showing where her true beliefs lie, and they seem to be right in line with the likes of Chet and Mike.