I watched most of the City Commission meeting on channel 7 last night. Pretty standard stuff (water system upgrades, police department hardware, etc), but during the discussion of annexing a small parcel of land, Dave Pierce (of “Sheriff ” TV commercials fame) made a veiled threat to relocate his auto dealerships to Helena, and taking his 70 employees with him. I wasn’t sure if his ire was directed at the annexation, or the issue surrounding the number, size, and placement of signs for businesses. Mayor Stebbins assured the audience that she & the commission didn’t want to do anything to hurt local business. The oddest point of the night came when someone from the crowd (near the end of the meeting) went to the podium and offered a solution for the illegal immigration issue: re-instate the military draft – he said that would send all immigrants back across the border. Don’t know if he was serious, or just aiming for a cheap laugh.