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I guess what little decorum was the norm at our city council meetings, no longer applies. At tonight's meeting, a man by the name of Chendo Carranco stood at the podium and addressed the Mayor and the council shoeless. Mr. Carranco looked pretty comfortable in his white socks and made no excuse or explanation as to why he was not wearing any shoes. Did he have some sort of foot injury? Had his shoes been stolen on his way to the meeting?
I know there's no dress code at the council meetings, but surely shoes are required. This breach of ettiquette, for lack of a better phrase, does not help the city at all with it's current battle to improve its image. What's next, will someone go shirtless at the next meeting? Was this Carranco's way of showing that he does not really respect the council? I don't know. Someone mentioned to me that this is the same man who, some time back, appeared at another council meeting wearing a robe. I guess I have to admit that too sounds very comfortable. I think the Mayor should make sure that next time someone gets up to address our elected officials, the least they can do is put on some shoes.