By Elisha Dorfsmith
At tonight’s Flagstaff Candidate Forum hosted by the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, Mayoral candidate James Hasapis used his opportunity to question Mayor Jerry Nabours by asking a procedural question about why Nabours did not take a vote on last year’s Civil Rights Ordinance. Hasapis claimed that the Mayor simply told the crowed that it had passed.
The Mayor responded that there certainly was a vote but was not sure if it was a voice vote or a roll call vote.
Nabours is correct that a vote was indeed conducted and fortunately, for the record, the City archives video of past council meetings for residents to review.
For the first reading there was a very clear voice vote. See 14C at the link below:
For the final reading there was also a very clear voice vote. See 14A at the link below:
To say that Mayor Nabours did not take a vote on the Civil Rights Ordinance is a FALSE statement.
Mayoral candidates mingle with attendees before tonight’s debate (click to enlarge)