It's a new year, with new councilors. There are three new members to the council.
Council President McKibben Womack says things are going better.
"I would say things are going well. Everyone is very optimistic and working very well. There's a sense on the council we want to get stuff done and we're concerned about our legacy. We want things that are good for Sisters now and twenty years down the road. So we're doing the work, going out in the community and making it official."
The council's past prickly relationship with the city manager is better as well.
Womack says they've come up with a more efficient way to evaluate the city's manager's performance.