'My first impression when I went into the new council chambers was the view from the bridge of the Star Trek Enterprise, because I used to be a bit of a Trekkie. It's sleek, it's high tech.'

-- Councilwoman Marla Dorrel

'We now have a chambers and city government that is appropriate for a city of 110,000.'

-- Councilman Nels Roseland

'The new one is very, very nice, and considering what they paid for it, it should be. I wish they had a concession stand, that's the only thing that's missing. ... If I could get a Slushee and some popcorn and sit in the back row and laugh. That would be great.'

-- Don Hyatt, webmaster, Carypolitics.org