Council Watch: Downtown Development

Carolyn Carlson
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The Council breezed through an easy agenda at its Monday, March 5 meeting. The gavel was in Debbie O’Malley’s hand as President Trudy Jones was absent.

The big news happened earlier in the day when Mayor Richard Berry signed into law a redistricting measure that creates a seat on the southwest mesa by eliminating the Downtown core district.

It is likely the plan will end up in court. Opponents argue the change packs the bulk of the city’s minority voters into one district and dilutes the Democrat base.

Sylvia Fuentes, mother of Len Fuentes who was killed during a 2010 domestic violence call, addressed the Council. Jeremy Hollier, the officer who shot Fuentes, was arrested on Sunday, March 4, and charged with assaulting his wife. “If this fine officer can hurt someone he loves, think about the pain he can inflict on someone he doesn’t love—like my son. He killed him,” Fuentes said.

Council Watch:

The next meeting is set for 5 p.m. on Monday, March 19, in the Council Chambers in the basement of City Hall. You can also view it on channel 15 GOV-TV.

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