An old was game played on Columbus City Council:
Speaker was against it before he was for it
By: Doug Caruso
The Columbus Dispatch
January 24, 2012 16:01 PM
Clintonville Area Commission Chairman John DeFourny pulled a fast one last night. He signed up for one of three slots to speak at the City Council meeting against placing a parking lot in a residential neighborhood. And that's how he started out: "I oppose commercial encroachments into residential neighborhoods," he told the council. But then, as council members looked on in puzzlement, he told them he's not against this encroachment into residential neighborhoods. The Wesley Glen Retirement Center, which was requesting a zoning change to allow the parking lot, needs more employee parking, he explained.
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