Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The vote on English First 2nd reading

Not finding the official vote in any of the local media I called the council clerk's office and spoke with Ms. Jones. She reports to me the vote on BL 2006-1185 "English First" last night was as follows:

Aye Nay Abstain Absent
Adkins Briley Dozier Alexander
Brown Dream Hodge Cole
Burch Forkum Hunt Foster
Coleman Gilmore Neighbors Isabel
Craddock Greer Page
Crafton Hauser

Duvall Jameson

Evans Shulman

Gotto Toller

Hart Williams

Loring


Murray


Ryman


Summers


Tucker


Tygard


Wallace


Walls


Whilhoite


White


Whitmore



Here's the council roster with contact information. It hasn't been updated since the November election so those of you with brand spanking new councilmen will need to call 862-6780 for their contact info.

2 comments:

Tom said...

I'd like to hear mayoral candidate Dozier's reason for abstaining. He's not getting the votes of those who oppose this for reasons of cultural diversity, so it seems he'd be smart to shore up cultural conservatives by voting yes. Is he hoping to get $$$ from the Chamber of Commerce and wants to avoid "crossing" them? Just wondering.

I'm against, and glad my councilwoman voted "no." Federal immigration laws should be sufficient; they just need to be enforced.

Kay Brooks said...

I was curious too about Dozier's 'vote'. He's running for mayor--why didn't the local press include some explanation?

I agree that current immigration laws ought to be enforced.