ROCKWALL (CBSDFW.COM) – After hours of citizens’ comments and council discussion on a “potty provision,” Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt called for a vote. Not one council member seconded the motion and the proposed ordinance failed.
Some Rockwall residents who supported the ordinance said it wasn’t targeting transgender community. They said it was a safety issue.
But the general manager of a Hilton Hotel told the council, “I urge you to vote no,” adding such an ordinance would be bad for business.
Council member Dennis Lewis said businesses have right to make own decisions and he would not support the bathroom ordinance.
“It’s unenforceable,” added council member Scott Milder who said the “potty provision” is flawed and he would vote against it.
Mayor Pruitt said since no one seconded his motion he won’t go any further with the ordinance.
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