Jivin' Ivan

The folks out there in TV land watching City Council on Channel 12 probably couldn't tell, but the room was packed at the most recent meeting, mostly with constituents of Ivan Harmon there to protest two proposed rezonings—both of which had been unanimously rejected by the Metropolitan Planning Commission. The MPC rulings were being appealed to Council, which promptly voted to overturn them after Harmon said he'd prayed about it. Afterward, angry neighborhood types met in the hall outside to discuss alternatives, the most popular of which was to recall Harmon at the earliest opportunity. Now there's talk of a petition drive to trigger the 3rd District Councilman's ouster. Of course, the suddenly passionate residents could have saved themselves some trouble by finding someone to run against Harmon in last month's election, when he skated back into office sans opposition.

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