You could say that special elections are actually a form of voter suppression. And you’d be right.
The absurdities of politics in American’s Finest City never cease to amaze me. Monday’s battle of the budget was a perfect example, complete with surprise ending(s). There were dueling press conferences, grueling hours of public testimony, some public fuming, and a mayoral overruling.
Given the number of players involved–and some won’t get mentioned for the sake of brevity–it’s best to lay out a timeline of events. The day started on the community concourse outside of city hall.