Ferguson, MO (KTRS) Ferguson continues to show signs of healing.
Tuesday night’s city council meeting was the first meeting since the council passed the code of conduct ordinance. Instead of angry outbursts, there was camaraderie, including celebrating the birthday of resident Gerry Jasper, who read a poem she composed.
“The world is watching our town. I know we’ve made some changes here. We still have very far to go. We must start listening and respecting each other. Love and acceptance of others will help us grow.”
Councilwoman Ella Jones presented Jasper with a birthday card on behalf of the city. “We love you and what you bring to the council meetings.” Jones told Jasper.
Mayor James Knowles said he was pleased with the tone of the meeting.
“We try to always have a little fun. I always try to lighten the mood especially with what’s happen over the past few years here in this community. So I was very happy that it seemed to be a very pleasant experience for everybody.”
The code of conduct ordinance is aimed at restoring order at the council meetings.