Some city officials might have been forced to loosen their belts a
few notches Thursday afternoon, thanks to the annual city employees'
potluck behind City Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parcher Plaza was
transformed into a backyard barbecue for the event, complete with
patriotic decorations, sizzling meat on the grill and side dishes
like macaroni and cheese, potato salad, cornbread, chili, salads and
desserts. City officials who are known for their suits and ties were