I left before the FNSB Assembly had voted — in fact, at least an hour before public testimony had finished — but word has it that Ordinance 2011-32, a soft-pedaled version of a zoning ordinance defeated 4-4 a few months ago, was defeated by a vote of 6 to 3. Voting against were Natalie Howard, Michael Dukes, Matt Want, Tim Beck, Joe Blanchard, and Diane Hutchison. Voting for were Nadine Winters, Karl Kassel, and Mike Musick. I give my thanks to those last three.
I do not feel civil this morning. I fear that Fairbanks is a damned town, again and again making itself a less fit place for a civilized person to live.