“This person, business liaison, will be reporting directly to Karen Sawyer, community development director,” Bettencourt said.
“I support this 100 percent,” said member Barry Sinewitz. “But one thing was left out.”
He asked for a policy where the questions and problems raised by the business community could be brought early on to the appropriate councilor.
The measure passed with only Manning-Martin voting in the negative, though she also praised the mayor’s efforts to revitalize the city.
“I almost feel guilty in not supporting this,” she said.