The City Commission meeting last night lasted for hours; I tuned in and out on Channel 7 a few times. The opposition to the proposal to allow gambling at Elmer’s was notable, drawing a large crowd, and several of the folks who spoke against the proposal got pretty heated.The pool issue was defended by Tim Austin, who is very vocal in his support of neighborhood pools (you can sound off here). Later on, when one-time mayoral candidate Stuart Lewin began asking questions about the city budget, it just got weird. I’m still not sure what, precisely, Mr Lewin was trying to find out; does he think that City Manager John Lawton is unlawfully shuffling money between different types of funds? Or does he suspect the Comptroller is pulling the financial wool over the eyes of the Commission and the City? I don’t know…but he was persistent in his questioning. And a few minutes later, I noticed that Mayor Stebbins had to ask that someone be removed from the meeting, but I didn’t see who it was. Quite an interesting meeting!