Savannah alderwoman expresses frustration over council ‘dysfunction’ in Facebook video

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SAVANNAH, GA (WSAV) – As Savannah City Council heads into their evening meeting Thursday, tensions appear to be growing among the aldermen.

In a Facebook video posted Tuesday, Alderwoman Linda Wilder Bryan seemed to call out other council members for “grandstanding” during meetings, and not focusing enough attention on what’s best for the people they represent. 

Wilder Bryan even spoke about how that behavior has impacted the length of some meetings.

“I’m not going to be at any city council meeting where we got to be talking for 7 and a half hours,” she said. “That is ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. Nothing is accomplished by that. It’s disrespectful.”

This isn’t the first video from council members, describing a divide.

On May 31, Alderwomen Estella Shabazz and Alicia Blakley made a video expressing their outrage over not being invited to the mayor’s press conference about a planned protest in Downtown Savannah. To see the full video, visit here.

News 3 will be tuning into the council’s virtual meeting and will bring you any new developments.

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