A group of petitioners are expected tonight at West Covina City Hall. Fred Sykes, one of several people who have been working to collect signatures protesting the end of the broadcasts of council meetings, said that there are up to 1,000 people that have signed it.
But at least from Councilman Mike Touhey’s point of view, it doesn’t sound like the council will change their mind. After all, Touhey said, the budget cuts have resulted in a loss of one fire fighter per engine.
“Mike Touhey is for public safety,” Touhey said.
So is Councilman Roger Hernandez, the odd man out of the council majority said yesterday. It’s just that he also thinks there are other places in the city’s budget where they can cut and still be able to preserve the broadcasts, Hernandez said.
Here is the story I wrote today. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. tonight.