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Council: Opposes Voter ID, Delays Refuse Contract

Here's a look back at Tuesday's Northfield City Council meeting.

Here's a look back at Tuesday's Northfield City Council meeting, courtesy of KYMN. (The video starts at 2:15.) 

The Council:

  • passed a resolution (4-0-1) opposing the proposed constitution amendment for voter identification. Mayor Mary Rossing and Councilors Betsey Buckheit, Ivan Imm and Erica Zweifel voted yes. Councilor Rhonda Pownell abstained and Councilor Suzie Nakasian was absent.
  • discussed and delayed a decision on the refuse contract. Currently, the city has a contract with Waste Management but is also considering a proposal from Dick's Sanitation.
  • reviewed department budgets.

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Didaskalos October 18, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Somebody's gotta stand up and be numbered in that lonely 23 percent. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/12/voter-id-laws-71-percent-_n_1962047.html -- "Latino voters have been at the center of the voter ID law controversy, and yet according to a new poll released Thursday, they are not too bothered by it. "In its most recent study, the Pew Hispanic Center found that as many as 71 percent of Latino registered voters support the controversial law, which this year will be enforced for the first time in 11 states. Among all registered voters, the ID law, which requires voters to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot, is supported by 77 percent."

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