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The days dwindle down to a precious few – so get to work, says Local 24 News’ Mike Matthews

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – This is the latest in a weekly blog by Local 24 News’ Mike Matthews.  Bette Davis said it best. In the movie R...
Mike Matthews

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – This is the latest in a weekly blog by Local 24 News’ MikeMatthews. 

BetteDavis said it best.

Inthe movie “All About Eve,” Davis turned to her guests and said, “Fastenyour seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

I’dsuggest you buckle up for safety at the last two Memphis City Council meetings.

Everynow and then total honesty comes out of a politician’s mouth.

AtCity Council, several are leaving office at the end of the year. They can saywhat they want, possibly as long as they don’t do a repeat of Berlin Boyd andsay, “Ya’ momma.”

Sixnew members are waiting to take office in January. Everything is now beingthrown against the wall.

Onecouncil member told me that it sure looks like Memphis Light, Gas and Water isgoing to get its rate hike. That’s probably the biggest issue they’ll deal with.

Lettingyou get a chance to vote on residency requirements for police and fire isanother one.

Whatwe are looking at is one humdinger of a final meeting of the year on December17th.

Controversialissues, the last time any simmering feuds can be settled, or catch fire again.

Therehave been Memphis City Council meetings that have droned on all through thenight until after midnight.

Ithappened last year when trying to appoint someone to fill a vacant councilseat.

Funnything: the lady who was involved with that marathon meeting was Rhonda Logan,who many on council wanted to be appointed.

Shewas defeated.

InNovember, however, she defeated the man who the council did appoint.

Abumpy night indeed.