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Temple Terrace fails to settle on Muslim-inclusive resolution
by Anastasia Dawson
With only four members of the five-person board present for Tuesday's meeting, the City Council couldn't agree on what should be done to address an anonymous letter mailed to homes last month attacking a council candidate in the Nov. 8 election for his Muslim faith.
At first, the plan was to pass a resolution signaling solidarity with Muslim residents. But questions arose after the resolution's wording was changed to cover all religions by eliminating any specific mention to Muslims at all.
Now, it will be up to the newly elected board to decide what to do with the resolution. For council member Greg Rimby, who sat for his last full council meeting Tuesday after serving one four-year term, the move was yet another example of "kicking the can down the road for future councils to deal with."
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