But was anyone else?
Here are the relevant documents:
The underlying state legislation authorizing sales tax extension . (Note the dates this legislation was acted upon.)
Letter 8/17/15 (for distribution on 8/24/15) by County Executive requesting special meeting. (Note that action was deemed "time sensitive" and had to be taken before September 2, 2015.)
Notice of 8/24/15 Special Meeting with the county's legislation attached. (Note the statement at the end of the legislation "This enactment shall take effect December 1, 2015" (emphasis suppled).)
Do you wonder if any of the County Legislators feel that they are being manipulated . . . or do you wonder if they even care?
Nothing like scheduling a "last minute" meeting to ensure maintenance of the status quo.
Update: Rome Sentinel