BY MICHAEL KIMBALL email@example.com • Modified: October 16, 2012 at 8:29 am • Published: October 16, 2012 Reporter Michael Kimball live tweeted from the Oklahoma City Council meeting Tuesday morning. Read about agenda items and discussions below. @OKC_Beat 8:31 a.m. Good morning everyone. It's almost time for today's #OKC Council meeting. I'll be live tweeting as usual. @OKC_Beat 8:32 a.m. Looks like we'll be getting started a few minutes late. New Vice Mayor Gary Marrs is in the mayor's chair, so Mayor Mick Cornett is absent. @OKC_Beat 8:32 a.m. Marrs, the Ward 1 councilman, is the new vice mayor. That title is bestowed on a rotating basis. @OKC_Beat 8:33 a.m. You can watch the meeting on Cox channel 20 if you live in OKC. See the agenda and watch live video from links here: okc.gov/AgendaPub/meet… @OKC_Beat 8:35 a.m. The meeting is under way with the early, routine items. So far, Ed Shadid and Pete White are absent, along with Cornett. @OKC_Beat 8:35 a.m. RT @NewsOK: Live updates from the Oklahoma City Council meeting bit.ly/QOE0SL @OKC_Beat 8:36 a.m. This is not a very newsy meeting. Not a whole lot of high profile stuff today. @OKC_Beat 8:37 a.m. Pete White is here, so now we're only missing Cornett (who will clearly not be here) and Shadid. @OKC_Beat 8:38 a.m. While I've got your attention, let me draw it to my weekend story on a state auditor's investigation of #OKC program. okne.ws/Rrmq6T @OKC_Beat 8:44 a.m. We're onto the consent agenda now. Mostly routine city business items. @OKC_Beat 8:44 a.m. Council members often choose to pick a couple of the consent agenda items out for discussion, sometimes for debate but often as a highlight. @OKC_Beat 8:46 a.m. For example, right now we're talking about something Meg Salyer asked to discuss, support for a renovation of a downtown senior center. @OKC_Beat 8:46 a.m. And David Greenwell asked to discuss a contract with the South OKC Chamber to help develop an area along I-240. @OKC_Beat 8:47 a.m. So those are things council members like to bring out for further discussion because they're things they like. Doesn't have to be otherwise. @OKC_Beat 8:53 a.m. Items requiring separate votes. Nothing of note today, really. (The post OU-Texas week doldrums?) @OKC_Beat 8:58 a.m. We are all the way to items from council. No action items today. We'll see what council members have to talk about. @OKC_Beat 8:59 a.m. Wow. The meeting is all the way to citizens to be heard at 8:58 a.m. ... That's amazing. There is laughing in the press box. @OKC_Beat 9:00 a.m. He says he and others don't think there should be a business like that in their residential area. @OKC_Beat 9:04 a.m. The response from the city is that it's technically OK by code. It's hospice care, few people. @OKC_Beat 9:16 a.m. Another gentleman is speaking about some properties he's owned here, not sure what the issue is yet. @OKC_Beat 9:22 a.m. I'm sorry but I sort of lost what the issue is, but he's upset, and the city is going to try to help him. @OKC_Beat 9:26 a.m. Now we've got someone who has been a "regular" at previous council meetings, Joe "Sarge" Nelson. @OKC_Beat 9:26 a.m. He's concerned about the recent stories regarding the state auditor's investigation. @OKC_Beat 9:30 a.m. Today's meeting is now over. Thanks for joining. See you next week.