Sunday, December 18, 2005

Talley Has Votes To Pass HRO

City-County Council President Steve Talley (D) tells WISH-TV that he has the votes to pass Proposal 622, the Human Rights Ordinance, as well as the police merger ordinance, at tomorrow night’s special meeting of the council at 7:00 p.m. in the public assembly room of the city-county building. WISH-TV says, “City county council president Steve Talley says he has the votes to get both measures passed because he has the support from a Republican [, Scott Keller]”.

The HRO fell just four votes short when it was last voted on in April. Republican Lance Langsford and Talley have already declared their public support for the HRO. Expect Talley to also deliver the votes of Democrats Patrice Abdullah and Ron Gibson, both of whom voted against it previously. Also, look for Lynn McWhirter to become the third Republican to support the HRO. Don’t be surprised to see two to three more Republicans jump on board the HRO by the final vote tomorrow night. Democrats Sherron Franklin and Mary Moriarty Adams are expected to vote against the HRO as they did in April.

The HRO will be approved this time. The only question remaining: By how big of a margin will it pass?

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