In my final weeks as a UK Student News reporter, for the first time I took my talents to the Lexington City Council. A new minimum wage ordinance is simple to understand, and it’s easy to cover because it invokes intense emotions from those on both sides of the issue.
I was hoping to see something from a scene of “Parks and Rec,” but I was let down. My partner in crime, Rudy Salazar, was luckier than me.
Before the final vote last Thursday (which would go in favor for raising the wage), citizens took the chamber floors, speaking their piece for almost two hours. About 30 minutes in, something magical happened.
I’ve watched it nearly a dozen times and I enjoy something different each time. I’ll let you find them for yourself.
This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for public meetings, because no matter how boring they may be, they will not let you down. Hopefully this lady is having a much better week and a Happy Thanksgiving.