Lori Boyer attempted to defer the bill in Finance Committee but failed after the heated debate (3-4 vote), ultimately voting for the amended bill. Two (2) hours later, she moved to defer the bill again in Rules Committee and was successful (5-2 vote). Voting to defer the bill until the new City Council is sworn-in next month. Boyer will become DIA CEO next month, a position that works closely with the Curry administration and will replace Brian Hughes, Curry's Chief of Staff.
The School Board was quick to remind the 'defer voters' a month delay will cost the District and taxpayers another $500,000 in maintenance/repair costs and bring further uncertainty. But their concerns were met with indifference.