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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2012
(July 25, 2012)—Mayor Peter Carlisle today vetoed Bill 11, which would extend the weekend ban on commercial activities at
“Regardless of how much a total ban at
The City Council approved Bill 11 on July 11 by a vote of seven to two, and based on that margin,
“I understand and in fact concur with some of the reasons Council members had for passing this bill and some of the reasons why they may not be changing their votes now,” he said. “I am concerned, however, that this may be one of those ‘be careful what you wish for’ situations where efforts to circumvent a total ban might intensify rather than resolve the problem.”
Even if the Council overrides the mayor’s veto, the administration will follow the law,
Media contact: Louise Kim McCoy, Mayor’s Office, 768-7798.