To leap from torture to the North Little Rock City Council is a little head-spinning. But the Levy Project is up and running with full blog coverage of the NLR Council last night. And there’s news. Commodore Pat Hays apparently has plans to add another water craft to the NLR fleet — a Corps of Engineers tugboat.

Money apparently grows on trees in North Little Rock. The tugboat maintenance will be peanuts compared with the $6 to $8 million in road improvement money His Honor said the city plans to chum up to subsidize Bruce Burrow’s shopping center in Dark Hollow. This is in addition to $400,000 to $500,000 a year in property taxes that will be diverted from city and county and Children’s Hospital uses to pay for Burrow’s infrastructure work.