Bill paying at council not so routine
It typically takes the Alexandria City Council a few seconds to approve its monthly bills.
At its February 14 meeting, it took 15 minutes and several split votes.
Ward 1 city council member Virgil Batesole said he had many questions about the bills and asked that the bills be pulled out of the "consent agenda" the council routinely approves.
He then made a motion to delay paying the bills. Council member Elroy Frank seconded Batesole's motion so it could be discussed.
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