I attended my first city council meeting tonight. The council was voting to approve this year’s budget for Columbia’s special business district. The budget had minor cuts, so I did not expect the pubic hearing to be eventful. And, it wasn’t. Only the council had comments, which focused on the overall budget. Attending the meeting was a good experience overall, though. I learned how to find and read the agenda. I anticipate that I may have to attend these meetings in the future, too.