Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Contract Accountability Non-Discrimination Ordinance passes first test
Tonight in one of the longest Metro Council meetings in history due to the Fairgrounds public hearing, the Contract Accountability Non-Discrimination Ordinance (BL2011-838) passed 22 to 13 with 2 abstaining and 3 absent. Family illnesses and the long night took their toll on potential yes votes, but we still pulled out a victory on first reading. Given where the votes lie it will be necessary to reexamine strategy and possibly the content of the bill. But a successful first reading gives us time for both.
A big thanks to the Council Members who voted YES and to all the supporters who came out to advocate for the bill.
Here's how they voted: