Vancouver City Council is in the dark

A lot of y’all out there feel like the Vancouver City Council is in the dark already — and on Monday, they literally were.

During a workshop with the Columbia River Economic Development Council, without warning, all the lights in the council chambers went off.

Turns out, Mary Blanchette, executive director of the Children’s Justice Center (wrote a story about them today), was setting up a posterboard outside in honor of April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, and tripped the master switch.

Mayor Pro-Tem Larry Smith, running the meeting in Mayor Tim Leavitt’s absence, was ever the unflappable military man.

“Let’s just keep going,” he said.

And just keep going they did, as a CVTV staffer dashed out and turned the switch back on.

If you’re so inclined, it’s here on the CVTV website. It’s about 8:40 in.

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