Alderman Carl Nutter motions to appropriate funds for the A&P Tax special election that is mandated via the referendum petitions. Note the “I’ll second” at 0:21 by Alderman Brewer–the Mayor conveniently did not hear this.
Also note Sterling’s “explanation” of why he is motioning to “indefinitely suspend” Mr. Nutter’s motion to appropriate special election funding:
These people’s blatant disrespect for the law is simply shocking at this point. You saw them for yourself, right down the line–Sterling, English, Chalenburg, Arnett, and Dixon–all voting to indefinitely suspend any discussion of a special election. In case you haven’t heard, the 1200 Searcy voters said they wanted to vote on the A&P Tax and they signed a referendum petition to that effect. The city council and the mayor have since tied this issue up in court so they can continue to collect their money. Judge Hughes has since ruled that the council had no right to deny the petitions and they should have set the election date for the tax.
So what is their current excuse for delaying the special election? Do they really have such a blatant disrespect for the rule of law? Is their agenda more important than the will of the people?
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