By Erica Madison
The purpose of the special Alameda City Council meeting on September 9, 2010 was to ultimately determine if the City of Alameda should bring a civil suit against Councilmember Lena Tam.
Although the meeting ended without a definitive decision it was clear that every member of the Council was against the idea of a civil suit.
“I think putting aside this lawsuit would allow everyone in the community to work together on vitally important work”, said Councilmember Marie Gilmore.
“I agree that a civil suit would be a waste of the taxpayer’s money. Civil action is not something we should be undertaking”, said Vice-Mayor Doug deHaan.
The Mayor and Councilmember Frank Matarrese also voiced a vote of ‘no’ on the matter, but Matarrese suggested that the Council wait to make a definitive decision in case their was more evidence to be found.