Petition Update

Downtown Beautification Committee's vote is invalid, continued...

Petitioners for Restoration of Our Plaza

Apr 19, 2014 — The vote on April 3rd, by this committee, to retain the Plaza's form came well before all public and professional input had been solicited or heard on the topic of Plaza redesign as requested by the mayor. When affirming the vote, the Chair did not ask if there were any dissenting votes, nor was a voice vote called. Roberts Rules of Order, adopted by the Council in 2007, were violated. The vote to retain the Plaza's form was therefore premature, it was conducted in an atmosphere contrary to the spirit of the mayor's intention, and violated our municipal code. A revote in accordance with procedures must be taken, and this only after all public and professional input is heard, as directed by the mayor.