Likewise for councilmembers, who also face a 2025 vote. In a preview of the backlash, opponents of the project at City Hall have pointedly turned their backs on Councilman Michael Julian Bond, an at-large member, since he made clear he’ll back the plan.
In politics, of course, a few months might as well be a lifetime. And by 2025, an entirely new set of issues could shape the vote. But many of the speakers vowed Monday they will find ways to stay mobilized.