The issue I'm referring to is the Burbank pet store/puppy mill ordinance. Gordon would say his piece, then when others tried to respond, he often had his head down shuffling papers. He said what he had to say and couldn't manage to afford others the same courtesy. If you're not even listening to what your fellow council members have to say, how can you vote effectively? Moreover, why should you be allowed to?
He then accused those in favor of the ordinance of coming with an “agenda.” Doesn't anyone coming to show support or disapproval of an ordinance have an agenda? Gordon's agenda, in spite of all the evidence in front of him, was clearly to protect the business interests of his friend, the owner of a pet store.
I can't help but wonder if more Burbank citizens had attended council meetings and witnessed how Gordon conducts himself, whether their vote might have been different.