When City Manager Thad Taylor was terminated by three members (quorum) of the Alpena Municipal Council, it was an action that had to have advanced discussion. At the actual meeting where the event occurred, what were the odds of three Council members voting to do this "out of the blue" with no forward planning? Was the action to terminate a coincidence of epic proportion? Common sense should tell all of us that there was a violation of the Open Meetings Act. This law was enacted to prohibit this sort of thing.