You can have your public voice on the issue. But you can only have one half hour. You can't do it tonight. You can speak for three minutes per person. It will be off the record. We'll do it May 7th, 24 hours before polls open on election day. There will only be 10 of you. We, the commissioners, will never vote on, or even be required to take a position on, the Amendment.No really. That's what really happened tonight.
The Chair also announced that the Commissioners would be available for questions from the press after the meeting was over. That announcement was disingenuous at best . I took this photo nearly three hours later, the meeting still going on. Row after row of empty seats, all other opponents of the Amendment long since gone.
By 11pm, several more closed sessions later, the meeting was still going strong. Our campaign, and the press, went home.