Yes the paintings will most likely a major subject of the public comment session tonight. Will Council and/or Administration listen? That is the question which from past experience the answer will be no if the majority are in opposition to the sale.
On the national front, it seems that Trump may have accomplished his goal to turn public attention away from the question of contacts with Russia by his outlandish charges against the Obama administration. Although the Washington Post has not hidden its discomfort with Trump; these two articles from today’s paper are worthy of reading and consideration: I am sorry I could not establish both links without including my email address; but I am sure that you can google both and you will know why I am concerned about the direction of this administration and its challenge to our democracy.