Tracy City Council decides not to ‘downsize’ itself

Downsizing seems to be the order of the day, at home and in state government — everywhere but the drive-throughs.

But it’s not going to happen in Tracy, Minn., where the City Council voted this week not to shrink itself from seven members to four or five.

As reported in the Marshall Independent, the council needed a unanimous vote to approve the shrinkage through a city charter amendment. The vote was 6-1 in favor.

Council Member Tony Peterson was the lone — and deciding — dissenter. He said he’d talked to some residents and most were against the change, worried that “a smaller council would have fewer community voices represented.”

No one from town spoke up at the meeting.

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