Pissing Match Between City Council And Mayor Over Strays Cancelled By Rain

The mess over which local shelter will house Erie’s strays is still ongoing and has now devolved into a literal pissing match. The bout was originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon, has been postponed due to rain, but the wind was expected to be more of a factor. “It’s not something that we like to have to do,” Mayor Sinnott said. “But in politics most of the time it’s really the only way. You can only sit in a room with someone, make valid points, and act like an adult for so long.” The precedent for this unusually literal resolution was set back in 1876. The issue was over where new railroad tracks could legally be laid. Andrew Devonshire beat Harold Spears III by a distance of 16’ 3” to 17’5”, which is how the former 19th street track came to be placed. This time around, however, the contract is only for two years, so council is using a little bit more gamesmanship. “Per the rules of the contest they don’t have to tell me which member I’ll be going against,” the Mayor said. “They hired a lawyer with city funds to make sure that was legal. This is what we spend money on now.” With rain expected over the next few days, mayor and the council are not expected to lift their legs in support of the animals until sometime next week.

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