Hi Dave. The City Council's decision to not encofre the ordinance is temporary. The next big meeting is in November, when we'll hear more. As for the petition, that would be coming from a supporter, not our office, although we don't discourage anyone to be involved with a petition. It's important to continually voice concerns to the City so that this issue doesn't fizzle between now and November. The overwhelming communication from supporters is what propelled us to where we are now in the reconciliation process.To answer your personal question, my last name is my husband's (Filipino), but my family is from Warren, Mass.