Mayor Meets With Assembly on Contentious Labor Ordinance
At first meeting with Assembly, Municipal Attorney answers most questions
After the meeting, as assembly members answered questions one-on-one with their constituents, the mayor left the room. And despite not having an official opportunity to comment, some of the union heads present said the meeting was a step forward.
“I was encouraged by the fact that, not only were they able to answer some questions in there today but, it looks like this whole process is being slowed down now,” Harris said.
“It’s encouraging to see now only are we making headway and getting some questions answered, but now we're also making headway in also getting this process slowed down a bit so that everyone can really make an educated vote.”
The assembly will meet with union members next Wednesday, February 20, for their own question and answer session. And Assembly Chair Ernie Hall said that the assembly would “likely” have a special meeting on February 27, to ensure the regular meeting the day before is unaffected by the many union workers who have pledged to give public comment on the ordinance. Hall said the assembly was considering using the Wilda Marston Theatre as a venue for the large crowed that is anticipated.