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Twitter Web Client : Little Olivia lobbying Allentown council to support school bus camera legislation. The cutest thing youll watch today.

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Twitter Web Client : A city resident pushed for this school bus resolution. She and her daughter, Olivia, are here tonight. Councilwoman Affa asks Olivia if she's proud of her mom. "My mama just yells at cars," she says.

Twitter Web Client : Allentown Council made it through 11 bills. Now 5 resolutions due for a vote. One of those resolutions is to cancel the first July meeting of the board which explains this massive agenda tonight.

Twitter Web Client : Allentown Council votes to reclassify the position of the front-desk person at City Hall from a parapolice officer to a clerk. Some former police on the board didn't like the guy who used to sit there wearing a police uniform.

Twitter Web Client : Allentown development director Leonard Lightner says the $200,000 was supposed to go to a Good Shephard housing project, but they didn't get their tax credit. So he wants it to go directly to housing.

Twitter Web Client : Allentown Council now considering allocating $200,000 to the Allentown Community Revitalization Corp. This seems to be a new org being created by the city development director Leonard Lightner.

Twitter Web Client : Mayor O'Connell says he will "cooperate and collaborate" with this forensic audit committee. It's in his interest to help residents trust city government, he says.

Twitter Web Client : Council Prez MacLean says he has the name of a forensic auditor who would be willing to spot check parts of city finances. He's ok with making an ad hoc committee.