District 19 Council Member Ludye Wallace deferring a bill is not news. Like fish take to water, so Ludye takes to deferrals.
But what is news for Salemtown--and frustrating news for all of us who have worked so hard for several months to fight for balance in the neighborhood--is that Ludye Wallace convinced the Metro Council last night to defer the final reading of the 6th and Garfield re-zoning bill until June, saying that he plans to do something he has never done in the 3 years I have lived here: hold a community meeting, so that he can discuss the matter with the neighborhood. He also told the Metro Council that we may not understand the zoning and that the RS7.5, which Planning has told us is meant for single family homes may actually allow duplexes to be built on the old Salem Gardens properties.
I await his notification of this community meeting. I await it with disbelief and resolve.