there are questions about the wording of the proposal. staff & city attorney haven’t provided clear language that LAJC, PHAR, & the housing advisory committee are comfortable with
- staff shouldn’t prepare annual report. someone outside should — you’re getting self-serving puffing from dept heads.
- “do away with the mockery of having the city manager” responding to the public
“why do we need to force people into compliance?”
wes wants his 2min to respond: wants clarification on who jeff thinks should be preparing annual reports & says folks who complete the program would have their convictions vacated.
the city is ignoring community input.
someone in the crowd shouts “happy birthday mary!” as she finishes up at the mic.
he’s concerned about brian lambert’s very visible gun in the gallery two weeks ago. acknowledges he had the legal right to it, but that it was done to intimidate attendees.
“a tragedy very well could happen at city council and we need to prevent it.”
audience member shouts “that includes the cops!” ✊
fuck the dillon rule, y’all.
we deserve to feel safe here. she’s still shaken from the experience of being threatened by kessler, wayne, and lambert.
“y’all should be ashamed.”
“black people cannot walk in our own neighborhoods without being stopped by the police.”
she’s talking straight to city manager maurice jones, who is technically in charge of the police.
bless you, miss rosea. thank you for bringing the fire tonight and every night.
(also we ought to put a bus stop back on page street! the crowd agrees.)
apparently he is not respond adequately to a FOIA request from tanesha re: washington park.
“of all parks, the blackest park in this city, and there’s no pictures.”
she wants to see what it looked like before redevelopment.
this man is a ROBOT.
(i know they hear us. but are they listening?)
the rest passes unanimously.
professional. slick. modern.
the audience chuckled at the write-ins for “donald trump park”
he’s right. uva law’s first black student wasn’t saved by civility.
what’s not clear to me is whether addresses would be tied to specific vote records?
wes is concerned about what happens if “swanson” wins for both parks. (it won’t be)
(is this hell?)
(put your hand down, you damn fool)
she says the housing concerns are largely from crescent halls, which is sad and unsurprising.
are we gonna be here ‘til 1am?!
buddy, NOBODY responds well to the standard practice of the american criminal justice system.
we’re having some math problems on the dais.
HAC does NOT agree with this.
HAC got strong feedback from the public, folks want a larger board that is more rooted in the community.
another issue: city employees vs community (assuming he means on the board)
this SHOULDN’T be adversarial, but it really feels that way!
goddamn, here i am agreeing with kathy galvin again.
wes seconds both motions. says the second motion warrants another long discussion (for later).
nikuyah did not vote in favor, but the motion passed.
this is about a drive through? just let the people get their takeout, kathy. jesus.
i’m so tired.
having some trouble with voting 😂
nobody voted with kathy.
her motion to not pass it failed, so now they have to vote to pass it. 4-1, only kathy dissenting.
she launched into a heartfelt monologue about her VALUES and how much she believes in... something. mike cut her off hard.
i’m not sure anybody knows.
kathy: “consensus to MOVE FORWARD...”
no one knows what’s happening.
city atty says the next agenda would have an appropriations vote on whether or not to give this money to CRHA (contract would be between CRHA & ting)