(SPRINGFIELD, Mo) — It was expected to happen and it did, Springfield's City Council made a final decision tonight about a controversial marijuana ordinance.
Four council members had publicly called for a repeal of the ordinance that lessens the penalties for marijuana possession.
Monday night the City Council repealed the marijuana ordinance, seven to two.
This issue drew dozens of people and protesters to the last city council meeting.
City officials have seen a lot of that lately. Recent hot topics have brought record numbers to meetings.
Something city officials hope will continue.
Monday’s city council meeting was Zack Kiser's first Springfield city council meeting. They're not usually his idea of a good time.
“They are a little slow and little dull,” said Kiser.
But he came to Monday’s meeting because recently they’ve been anything but dull with overcrowded rooms, protesters--lots of protesters, thousands of emails to city council members and heated debates.