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Town Hall Wrapup

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, October 25, 2006, at 10:25AM
Town Hall Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Last night was the DLANC-hosted Town Hall on the proposed and once-rejected settlement for the ACLU lawsuit against the City. It was a very well-attended event, with perhaps 80 - 100 present in the audience.

New DLANC President Russell Brown hosted and introduced each of the speakers. For a meeting put together on such short notice I was very impressed with the way things came together. Russell and Patti Berman deserve a lot of credit for that.

Ramona Ripston from the ACLU started out by giving a background on the lawsuit, and then got followed up by a slew of speakers who opposed the ACLU's position, including Tom Gilmore, Estella Lopez, Carol Schatz, Orlando Ward and more. I don't know how you could come away from listening to the speakers present and not oppose settling the lawsuit.

Of course I left at 8:30, just after Don Garza finished up the panel comments. After that the meeting apparently got opened up to the floor a bit and it seems I may have missed the fireworks.

Video should be showing up online soon, and Don Garza has posted his reactions to the meeting. If you were there, what did you think?


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