The Conway City Council will step onto high ground at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the District Court Building.
The council will consider a resolution urging its legislators and Congressional Delegation to support a constitutional amendment that provides that "money is not speech" and that "human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights."
If approved, the Council will be joining a national "Move to Amend" campaign to encourage Constitutional amendments relating to contributions and expenditures that affect elections and relate to the rights of corporations.
Among other business, the council will consider:
• Providing a fully-equipped, full-time community police officer, with a vehicle, for Conway Housing Authority at a cost of $35,000, paid by CHA.
The officer will be a city employee selected by the police department.
• An ordinance waiving competitive bids for the purchase of 28 tasers for the police department. Teeco Safety is the sole source of the tasers.
• An ordinance appropriating funds, $1,772,048, for the new one-step employee salary scale and for fulltime elected officials.
The scale is based on the midpoint of ranges established by a JESAP Salary Study and all full-time elected officials to salary levels based on results of the Arkansas Municipal League 2012 Salary Survey.
(Staff writer Becky Harris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 505-1234.)