It was a long night for London City Council last night — with nothing to show for it.
The rare Wednesday night council meeting was spent almost entirely behind closed doors to deal with only one item on the agenda — a confidential personnel matter relating to an “identifiable individual.”
Council met for four hours behind closed doors, when they emerged and returned to public session deputy mayor Paul Hubert was somewhat cryptic, saying progress had been made on the confidential matter.
However, a vote that is normally unanimous and a formality, voting on the confirmation bylaw to certify council’s actions, was anything but.
It passed 9-5 with councillors Mo Salih, Josh Morgan, Tanya Park, Virginia Ridley and Phil Squire voting against it in an unusual twist.
Councillor Jared Zaifman was absent.