9:37 PM MST
The Yuma City Council addressed some heated issues at Wednesday's meeting.
The council voted Wednesday night to move the time during meetings when the Call to the Public will take place from the beginning of its sessions to the end.
This was done so that meetings could address issues that are on the council's agendas before hearing from the public.
The city has received calls from several business owners complaining about having to wait sometimes several hours in order to have their issues addressed.
Council members want the public to know that nothing about the Call to the Public has changed; it will simply take place at the end of meetings instead of the beginning. Even so many residents had previously voiced their displeasure about the change.
Another heated topic at Wednesday's council meeting had to do with the mayor's travel expenses.
Council Member Edward Thomas said Mayor Al Krieger was mishandling travel reimbursement for council members in regards to his own travel.
According to city officials, council members get a stipend for travel and get reimbursed if they travel 100 miles or more outside of town.
However, council member Thomas claims Krieger filled up his gas tank in Yuma County and was being improperly reimbursed.
Not only do they say he was being improperly reimbursed but he also wasn't going through proper procedure for reimbursements.
Through an audit members said they found out Krieger owes the city $876.
Krieger agreed to pay back the money to the city.