The official portrait of this year's city council shows one alderman, an outspoken community leader, sitting at his desk with a paper bag over his head.

"I hope it does hang (in City Hall) because I feel people throughout history will . . . ask just as you did, `Why is that guy wearing a bag over his head,' " alderman Michael R. McGee said Saturday."Well it was just my response to my total embarrassment of the conduct of my fellow council members during the last budget process," he said. "I was utterly embarrassed to be seen with them in an official picture."