nadinbrzezinski (125,165 posts)
4. Well the warning to city council was a warning about the very real
downtown developer mafia. Fun fact, fourth pol driven out on a rail for crossing them in twenty five years.
He provided the ammunition though, and he admitted that.
What he said though that was significant and important (and that the rest of the media will ignore) is the progressive vision and going back to the neighborhoods needs to continue. Just because he made his mistakes that vision should not be abandoned. The people voted for that vision because they are tired of politics as usual downtown. (And he owned that as a serious mistake)
His statement, I have to copy and paste his statement into an MP3 file on it's own. I think that would be best for the radio in full. To be honest all that statements before Council most folks will not sit through them.
The rest. I am glad I had the SD card on the recorder, I ran out of space on it after two + hours of recording.
What I will include though is what is very true. The people demanding his head on a platter came from well heeled areas of the city. Those who were supporting him did not. The split was about fifty fifty in the statements before Council left to take their vote. The least represented communities are very much still behind him. Those are the regions of the city I expect to see vote depressed in the special election, more than usual.
But we are also looking at the developer aspect and who controls politics downtown. I have been asking all this time, and FINALLY got a thread that when pulled I went... HOLEEE SHIT!!! There is something to this. By the way, that is completely separate from his problems with women and have to do far more with politics downtown. Some folks here believe that is conflating, but I think it is a matter of hardball politics. We cover several city councils and we know of at least another city council where the developers own it.