At the council meeting on December 19th, with a packed house of supporters still in the council chambers
despite the late hour (caused by an agenda covering many other items) our initiative came before the council for action.
They could either adopt it in to law on the spot, or choose to send it to the voters in a special election.
One of our staunchest supporters on council was advised after consultation with the Town's attorney and
the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) that he should recuse himself from dealing with this issue, due
to a potential conflict of interest. So Dean Warshawsky reluctantly stepped aside so as not to endanger
the validity of any vote.
After a few brief presentations from the floor, the issue finally was put to the vote. A motion was made to
accept the initiative - thus removing the necessity for a special election, and causing the provisions of the initiative
to be adopted directly.
Motion passed. Unanimous. 4-to-0.
This was the successful culmination of a long road for all of you who helped to bring it to this point - with hard work,
with money, and with unflagging encouragement and support.