Ok, so I wrote this blurb last night, but I feel like I should expound a bit.
The 5-minute rule was not unfair to last night's presenters. The fact that they were having to present during the visitors section is what was unfair. They should have been alloted time on the agenda, because Lord knows, we've all been hearing about this issue for months in the visitors section.
Obviously it's time that the city show some respect and at least hear them out, try to formulate a solution and come to an agreement. And while not everyone will like it, at least the neighborhoods can feel like they were heard. At this rate though, Richardson is making some real enemies. Allowing people to feel like they were "wronged," just because you don't want to involve them, is not the best way to handle this issue. There may be little that can be done, but at least show them the respect of listening and working with them. After all, this is their home, and this does effect their quality of life, which at one point on the campaign trail, many of you cared about.