With a light attendance, and committee members slipping out of the hearing room to attend the first day of budget hearings in the Council Chamber, the star of Monday’s Zoning Committee hearing was Council gadfly George Blakemore. Like a broken clock that’s right twice a day, Blakemore testified on every one of the hearing’s 25 items, repeatedly pointing out that with only three Aldermen in attendance for most of the hearing, there was no quorum, and the validity of the hearing’s proceedings was in question.

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