With a tie 4-4 vote on the City Council, West Bend Mayor Kris Deiss stated she was in an elected position because she "knows more about these things than the people," then cast her vote to approve the River Bluffs housing project for the downtown area.
UPDATED NOTE: Ed DuQuaine gave a stellar speech indicating that he was not going to be held hostage by threats from the REE of being sued. He was more concerned about representing those who voted for him and would prefer not to be sued by the people in the city he represents. Steve Hutchins, as well, stated that the answer in this situation was "easy" and that he would not back down from representing his constituents wishes saying "it's that simple." Roger Kist said little, but when it came time to vote had the ability to end the vote FOR the project and chose instead to vote against it stating "I'm going to put this in the Mayor's hands."
VOTING TO RESCIND:
VOTING TO SUPPORT THE PROJECT:
Tony Turner (who maintained his support though admitted his constituents were vehemently against it - remember that on election day, folks...)
Deb Anderson (who also stated that her constituents were strongly opposed until she sold it to them)
TIEBREAKER - MAYOR DEISS