Councilors largely refused to discuss the merits of the amendment.
“I do not feel this is the forum for this topic,” Councilor Glenn Jones said, a sentiment that was echoed by at least three other councilors.
Councilor Matthew Kelly pointed out that the council has a history of being non-partisan, and said accepting or rejecting the amendment would infringe on that tradition.
Unlike the councilors, residents at the meeting were willing to take sides in the matter.
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My reporting on this section of the meeting can be found here:
The full statement by Graydon Smith can be found here