July 16, 2013
The council work session held at City Hall on Monday, July 15 was attended by dozens of supporters of the project. Lead developer of the project, Dan Clumpner, of Commonweal Development, took the lead in getting the council up to speed on where the project has been and where it currently sits.
Partway through the meeting, council President Kerry Kincaid opened the floor for comments from the public. People that spoke in favor of the Confluence Project outweighed detractors by more than 3 to 1, but in attendance it appeared as though there were several times more people there for it than against.
In addition to energized citizens, people spoke in favor of the project from the Chamber of Commerce and JAMF Software, plus, the Chancellor of UWEC, and leaders from several arts organizations including Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, the Chippewa Valley Museum, and Eau Claire Jazz just to name a few.
This was a great step in the process, stay tuned for the next meeting and further developments.