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Buena Vista Mayor Ignores Council

From the Sept. 16, 2020 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   The Mayor of Buena Vista is ignoring a vote by his City Council and says he plans to continue to do so.
   Last Tuesday, Sept. 8, a trio of downtown business owners spoke at a City Council meeting to voice their worries about traffic congestion and safety concerns that arise when vehicles line up to receive free food. A majority of Council members agreed and voted to require the food distributions to be held at another location, but Mayor Kevin Brown says he plans to ignore the vote.
   The mayor operates free food distributions several times a month thru his nonprofit organization, Positive FORCES, which is not a part of the city government. Earlier this year he moved the location to ... The rest of the story.