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City Council Retires to Winter Quarters Leaving Those Without Without
City Council unanimously passed the Public Assembly Constriction Law requiring permits for peaceful protests of more than 50, requiring street closure, security, and liability payments and requiring permit applications be made 5 days in advance. Kathy Agnon, the permit person pushing this law, also acknowledged to me that she'd had no complaints from police about either permitted or unpermitted protests. Micah Posner made a fine speech or two, then voted with the entire City Council to pass the law. I was unable to get City Council to release the specific claims of two suing the city for violation of civil rights. The Council voted more bucks for the Boardwalk. In-coming Mayor Robinson apparently will try to cut off my audio recording meetings unless I am next to the machine the whole time.
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Here's the speech I (mostly) gave, though I had to skip a few portions. I ended by presenting outgoing mayor Bryant and incoming Robinson with a scorpion sucker (a lollypop I bought at the 7-11 with a real scorpion in the middle.