This look like a reaction to the haul road controversy to Gossips. And to me.
“Tonight, at the informal Common Council meeting, a resolution was introduced to authorize the transfer of $50,000 from the Fund Balance to Attorney Fees. The resolution, which will be voted on at the regular meeting of Council on Tuesday, August 15, was not specific about how the money was to be used, but the salient Whereases in the resolution are these:
“WHEREAS, there are issues related to the current activity adjacent to our waterfront and the South Bay, and the subsequent effects to our environment, adjacent properties, City assets, and public safety, and”
Read the rest of the story at the above link.