The Greenfield Common Council holds a special meeting Wednesday night to possibly reconsider its vote last week to reject a proposed Franklin-like ordinance that restricts where released sex offenders can live. The vote angered many Greenfield residents, and a protest rally is scheduled outside Greenfield City Hall this Thursday night.
Who asked for reconsideration? Greenfield aldermen Don Almquist, that's who. Almquist voted with aldermen Tom Pietrowski (who's also running for Mayor) and Shirley Saryan in opposition to the ordinance propsoed by alderman Linda Lubotsky.
The hastily called special meeting gives little notice to residents wishing to attend. Here are more details from GreenfieldNOW.
A special meeting was requested and scheduled after word got out about the protest. Merely a coincidence?
I don’t think so.
Meanwhile, two new sex offenders notified Greenfield police today they have moved into Greenfield.
UPDATE: Almquist confirms he will change his vote.
UPDATE: Mark Belling discussed this issue on his program Tuesday afternoon. You can hear the audio by going to the podcast, Hour 1 Part 2. Click on LISTEN. The Almquist segment is 10:00 into the podcast. NOTE: This segment will only be available online until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.
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