Good evening and welcome to another live blog from this final Ames City Council meeting for the month of July.
Tonight's meeting opened with recognition of members of the public and Ames Police Department who were involved in saving Mayor Ann Campbell's life after she suffered a heart attack at a local business back in April. An emotional Campbell told the audience that the chances of a surviving the kind of heart attack she suffered outside of a hospital is only 5%
The council has also acted on, without comment, a request from Breckenridge Land Acquisition that it's zoning request for development of the old Ames Middle School land be taken off the table. The council has set an August 12th public hearing on the request. It should be noted that a protest to the rezoning request has been filed by the neighborhood, which means any rezoning must get "yes" votes from a "super-majority" of five council members. It's hard to say if those five votes exist.