The downtown convention hotel subsidy saga has finally come to a theatrical finale.
Last night, City Council members unanimously voted in favor of the plan, and their tone was unusually light-hearted.
From the very start of last-night’s meeting, the mood was optimistic across all sides of the room, a far cry from earlier City Council meetings.
City Council President Connie Robinson opened the meeting with laughter, saying "this is a night of democracy."
And Councilman Jonathan Weaver’s vote was no ordinary “aye”, but a "hell yeah."