August 01, 2002
Council rejects reparations

It was an 8-7 vote, but the Houston City Council rejected a resolution in favor of a House bill "that would establish a commission to examine slavery and recommend remedies, including possible reparations". Thank $DEITY for small favors.

Voting against the resolution were Berry, Tatro, Wiseman, Mark Goldberg, Mark Ellis, Bert Keller, Gabriel Vasquez and Shelley Sekula-Gibbs. Voting for were Brown, Edwards, Parker, Quan, Carol Alvarado, Carol Galloway and Carroll Robinson.

Good on Gabriel Vasquez, my councilman, for understanding what the Council's purpose in life is. Boo to Gordon Quan, who originally opposed this resolution.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 01, 2002 to Local politics

So Mr. Kuffner, what is the council's "purpose in life"?

Posted by: soldier on March 7, 2003 2:05 PM