Dynamic of City Council meetings with Scientology leader a rarity - 2017-03-11
CLEARWATER — It's not unusual for an elected official to venture into the community to meet with a citizen, but a major organization summoning each city council member out from City Hall to lobby a single issue? That almost never happens.
In a rare dynamic where the constituent is beckoning each council member to his headquarters instead of going to theirs, Scientology leader David Miscavige will host individual meetings at the church's Fort Harrison Hotel on Tuesday to discuss his downtown retail strategy.
Miscavige has not announced plans for a presentation to the general public, prompting one council member to decline her private meeting.