The vote on the motion was:
Ayes: Maggiore, Tremaine, Weinsoff
Council Members wished to explain their votes publicly as follows:
“The flying of our federal and
David Weinsoff, Council Member
"I am a mother. I believe that every child is my child. The deaths of these young men and women in this dreadful war upsets me deeply. We as peace activists continue struggle to end this wretched conflict. Everything we gesture we can make to stop the agony, for us and for the Iraqi people, we must do."
Mary Ann Maggiore, Vice Mayor
“While I abhor the war, I abstained from the Council's decision to display the flag at half mast every week. The display of the flag is controlled under the United States Code which requires a proclamation from the Governor. Governor Schwarzenegger declined to issue such a proclamation in spite of this council's request.
Governor Schwarzenegger, himself, lowers the flag to half staff to commemorate the death of each day that a Californian killed in
Larry Bragman, Mayor