Regardless of what side of the debate I am on in this whole courtroom security mess, I have an issue with the council process of voting. My biggest complaint is with sitting councilman John Gilkey. I voted for him in the last election with the understanding he would vote what he though was best for the situation, based on feedback he received from the people in his district. Instead I WASTED my vote on someone who refused to cast a vote. So either A) he loves his position too much - afraid to take a stand in fear that too many people would decide not to re-elect him, or B) he lied and never intended to do the job correctly in the first place. NO ONE is going to have 100% support on EVERY issue they face. However, you are supposed to be our voice. I can't say he has done a poor job overall, but I am now going to take a good hard look at his opponent. The decision to withold his vote is going to weigh heavily in favor of the Republican. If he hadn't voted in favor of my choice, that's okay, we will never always agree. I am an adult, I am capable of getting past a difference of opinion.
The vote of the 4 outgoing Democrats, there is nothing to discuss, they are leaving at the end of the year.
The vote of the 2 Republicans, expected. Opposite sides and views of the Democrats.