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Sustainability Action Plan accepted by City Council, but…

Last night, the Spokane City Council voted 5-2 in favor of accepting the Sustainability Action Plan.  And DTE voted 2-0 in favor of not knowing what the hell happened.  We'd ask the council for clarification, but it's quite obvious that they don't know either.  Because if anything is to be taken away from the 3-ring circus that unfolded last night in the council chambers, it is the observation that the council is utterly clueless as to what in fact the Sustainability Action Plan is.  And nearly two hours of motions, discussions, an amendment, and flat-out chaotic democracy didn't do a thing to make it any clearer.

What we can report with clarity is that the vote breakdown went as followed: Councilmembers Mike Allen, Steve Corker, Joe Shogan, Al French, and Richard Rush voted in favor and Nancy McLaughlin and Bob Apple voted against.  And somewhere Nancy McLaughlin is still reading off the names of scientists (many she still can't pronounce) who don't believe in global warming, "Dr. Seuss, Dr. J, Dr Rosenrosen...."

We will have a full report of the council meeting, our perspective, and other gems in a post tomorrow morning.  Until then


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