Burlington Council May Censure Scott for Racial References

The Burlington City Council tonight(Mon) will be asked to censure one of its members, Tim Scott, for comments he made at a meeting two weeks ago, and later, to a Des Moines TV reporter.

Scott says the racial comments he made to the television station were taken out of context and those he made at the recent council meeting didn’t contain any racial references. He told us this(Mon) morning that he plans to set the record straight tonight(Mon). Mayor Shane McCampbell, who pushed the censure resolution, said at last week’s meeting that crime occurs in every community.

The Council will also give second reading to one ordinance that would mandate carrying cases for all BB and other hobby-type firearms in public, and another that would direct landlords to post city-issued rental permits in all individual apartments and rental houses. Today’s(Mon) meeting gets underway at 5:30.