Deciding to display the words "In God We Trust" in the City Council's chambers brought out nearly a dozen of public commenters and
On Tuesday night, though, the debate gets more technical.
Plastic or brass lettering?
Above the city seal or below it?
The staff report on the item says that the display will likely end up costing between $3,000 and $4,000, largely dependent on the material of the lettering. That money was not included in the fiscal year 2010-11 operating budget and thus will have to come from current account balances or be designated for next year's budget, in which case installation wouldn't happen until July 2011.
Scroll the photo gallery with this article to see a few of the rough possibilities envisioned by city staffers for where the motto could be shown. And check out the attached PDFs for a discussion of the options and for a collection of pictures from other cities that voted to show "In God We Trust" on government property.
The council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in .