This is posted more in the interest of disseminating intriguing local political YouTubage than it is out of any particular desire to revisit the city council meltup / blowdown yet one more time.
It is notable, however, that this video (which fell off the back of a truck) appears to cut out and restart at 2:17, at what was obviously a key juncture.
Shields: Did you or did you not contact M.J. Tocci to get this RFP at [$]91,000-plus negotiated down?
Shields: Thank you. When you you asked her to do that, were you aware of what the scope of the contract was?
Trant: I was aware — yes.
Shields: Did you ask her to get all the other stuff out of there and just get to the wage and disparity study which was the original intent?
#Apparent Video Edit#
Trant: We talked with Selena [Schmidt, chief of staff to Shields]…
Shields: And I disagree with that too, I’m gonna — I have one footnote for this Council. I had a conversation…
Motznik: Would that chairman — would the Chairman let the Director answer the question?
Shields: No wait a minute — because we have a pack of lies here, Jim, and I’m trying to get to the bottom of this, and what she just said was a lie.
So it’s not completely clear from this what she said.
At some later point in the meeting, Shields did get to reference the conversation he had attempted to “footnote” — which he claims he held with mayoral chief of staff Yarone Zober. That portion of the meeting did not make it into this video, either.