Jill Kanzler, president of SOAR, Kris Murray, Gail Eastman, and Michelle Lieberman.
To everyone who sent an email and/or came out to City Hall to support the Council tonight. It's finally quiet in the hood and I've had time to collect my thoughts.
There was a time during the meeting whe we were being told things were escalating outside and our PD was only able to just hold out until back up from County and other cities arrived, that I looked at all my friends in the chamber audience and regretted my earlier plea to show up and show support. I am most grateful that you all were there for the quiet show of support and happy that everyone was safe.
It appears to have been quiet now for almost an hour so I trust we will all get a good nights sleep. The bonus now is that a threat of seeing either the TOT issue or districting on the November ballot is past. In spite of how it happened, it was a big time win for all who opposed seeing that placed on the November ballot.
We could still be asked to vote on both issues in the future if 15% of the registered voters in the city sign a petition requesting it. We may also be facing a recall if some of tonights speakers follow through on their threats, but that will be a fight for another day. Tonight we celebrate a win with no shots fired!
Thanks my friends for standing with us!
"Shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning, following a contentious and emotional city council meeting, I sent an email to the Colony residents' email group thanking my neighbors for attending the city council meeting," she wrote. "In the email, I used a common phrase that was perceived as inappropriate and insensitive in light of the serious issues going on in our city right now. Very simply, it was late, I was exhausted and it was the wrong choice of words. For that, I sincerely apologize to those who were offended."