City Council voted four to one not to waive fees for a Father's Day church service at the Arena.
It is problematic that events get scheduled and then just before the event is held a request is made that puts Council on the spot. It would seem such a request would come before the event is put together.
Councilman Walczyk, who is said to attend the New Life Church in Stateway Plaza, voted in favor of the waiver.
Procedurely a waiver didn't need to be voted on if there was not an introduction and second to a motion. Lack of a motion would require existing law to prevail, so I don't know why a vote was taken.
Council has already lost a key event at the Arena this year. The Bravo Festival, a popular September event, opted not to use the renovated facility although the decision has not been widely reported.