For no stated reason, Councilmember Don Malloy switched his vote from the last council meeting, leading to a 4-3 vote to NOT study the possibility of moving the municipal court to city hall.
We’re unsure what prompted the change of heart, but the initial thought is this:
He knew that his vote last meeting to put it on the agenda really meant nothing. It allowed the council to discuss and vote on the issue. He also knew that he could vote against it, it would lose, and the debate would be over without any study being conducted.
A shrewd move by a veteran councilmember. Part of what happens when you are in office for 15+ years.