Mathews said the city had the venue for an hour and a half to discuss “anything in the world” the group wanted. Before the discussion portion, he and various city department heads gave a list of updates.
Mathews promoted the upcoming Civil War Classic football game that North Cobb High School participates in every year and Kennesaw’s free sanitation service to active-duty military personnel.
There was no mention of Mathews’ recent flare- up over what one constituent considers an ethics violation, nor was there any mention of his showdown with Suzanne Thrash, the wife of late Councilman Bill Thrash, over her husband’s empty post on the council that was filled by Matthew Riedemann, who was at the meeting Thursday night.
Most of the questions had to do with how to control traffic congestion and speeders.
Councilman Bruce Jenkins, who is seeking city-wide re-election this year after eight years on the council, said most of the contention and controversies have settled down now in Kennesaw.
Emotions have run high because of working in a tight-knit group, but “we are working well as a team again,” Jenkins said.