I still haven't heard from city Councilor Cliff Block directly, but I'm told by those who are counting votes that only two city councilors - Ken Cockayne and Craig Minor - support the chief operating officer recommendation made by the Charter Revision Commission.
One of those who oppose the idea, Mayor Art Ward, is willing to put the idea on the November ballot for the public to decide.
But the other four councilors - Frank Nicastro, Block, Kevin McCauley and Mike Rimcoski - apparently don't want to see the suggestion go any farther.
That would set up a 4-3 vote against allowing the public to vote on the chief operating officer concept, assuming the vote counters have it right.
If that's how it plays out this month, Cockayne has already vowed to try to get a referendum to create the position. He said he'll try to get Minor to join the effort, too.
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