Testimony lasted until midnight. Then Mayor Butt stated he would use his mayoral authority to proclaim that the topic would be shelved until January 14th. Three council members voted to overturn his decision – Eduardo Martinez, Jael Myrick and Melvin Willis. Five votes were needed. Nat bates, Demnlus Johnson and Ben Choi voted to keep Mayor Butt’s proclamation. Then the meeting adjourned.
Our current understanding is that at the meeting in January there will be no more input from the public; the council members will discuss the matter in public, and then vote.