The Los Alamos Monitor’s blazing headline on Sunday, September 30, “Councilor makes costly motion,” was about three County staffers each spending roughly five hours waiting for an agenda item delayed in a Council meeting.
Actually, most staffers anticipate that possibility and work on something else in an anteroom. The time can be at least partially productive.
A more important story would address how much time we have wasted sitting in traffic on Diamond Drive. Construction took five years, not the planned three. In most of those years, work extended weeks to months beyond what was scheduled. Traffic control plans appeared to have been developed in response to jams, not engineered in advance and then tweaked.