A reader tipped us off to an odd discrepancy in the public record of the City Council's Dec. 16 meeting.
The record states on page 27 that Alderman Mike Shields voted against granting a conditional-use permit to the proposed LGBT Center at 1456 Junction Ave. But on page 46, the record states Shields voted for the permit.
RacinePost was at the meeting and reported Shields voted against the proposal. We checked with the city and the City Clerk's office is reviewing the tape from the meeting to determine Shields' vote.
It's worth noting Shields has not objected to reports by RacinePost and The Journal Times that he voted against the proposal.
Update: The city record may be right, according to a city observer. Shields voted to send the LGBT Center proposal back to committee and voted against the proposal in the committee report. But in a third vote at the end of the Dec. 16 meeting, he supported a resolution to grant the center the conditional-use permit. The rationale for the vote would be Shields wanted more discussion of the LGBT proposal and voted against the committee report, according to the observer. But once it was clear the proposal would pass the council, he voted in support of the ordinance. If true, Shields could argue he supported the proposal all along, but wanted more discussion on it.