A series of articles were posted over the past few days delineating the resolution put before the Richmond City Council on Tuesday night (10/22/19).
The resolution was approved not because the Council agreed with the arguments that Attorney Rafferty claimed in his Threat Letter.
[5-Yes 1-No (Martinez) 1-Abstain (Willis)]
The cost to challenge Attorney Rafferty was simply too high for a fiscally depleted city to take on.
Attorney Rafferty included in his Threat Letter a position paper put out by the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA) in 2004.
According to Mike Parker with the RPA, that position is not entirely accurate today. He has provided a more current position paper that clarifies the RPA position.
He has also clarified that the designation for Councilmember Jovanka Beckles is not entirely accurate. A corrected list can be found here.