With the public hearing now set for September 19, those for and against Councilman Jennings' landlord law will gear up for the fight.
Council Mark Walczyk has already staked out the high ground of opposition calling it too much government and too costly. His stance may be with an eye towards his own political future but it creates a dichotomy that will place the Mayor squarely on the Republican bubble and likely hoping Mr. Jennings can find his votes elsewhere.
That leaves members Macaluso and Horbacz.
For Mr. Jennings this will likely be a lesson in hard ball politics and we will see if he can hit major league pitching. He will have support from Neighbors, the pulpit and some media, so both sides are well equipped for the fght.