LOS ALTOS - 搅拌的强烈抗议，这么说的人谁认为人应该被要求戴口罩，因为冠状病毒疫情的公共场所后，“出你的采棉心态，”洛斯阿尔托斯市议员珍妮熊周五表示，她打算进行道歉此话在下次议会会议。
“These words and the lack of action is actively detrimental to our African-American community in Los Altos,” the petition reads. “While I do not speak on behalf of the African American community, it is in no way, shape, or form okay for our Council to not address the racism that is ever so present in our town.”
According to the latest census data from 2010, about 70.6% of Los Altos’ 20,459 residents are white and only 0.2% are black.
She acknowledged “anything that I say is so easily turned into making up an excuse” and said she has since been thinking of the “meaning of the phrase that I have known my entire life.”
Bruins said she was frustrated by the circular arguments about the proposed mask ordinance and her comment wasn’t “at all” directed at Fligor.
“There’s five council members and it was not aimed at any individual. It was aimed at the situation,” Bruins said, adding that “those words will never again come out of my mouth.”
“There’s no excuse for it,” Fligor said. “It was wrong to make such a statement based on its horrible history but I know Jeannie. We’re friends, so I know it didn’t come from a place of racism or malice.”
Fligor said she is “definitely not personally offended” and that if she had been attacked personally she would have “spoken out.”Asked to comment about the matter Friday, Mayor Janis Pepper said she would “prefer not to get engaged on this,” though she admitted the remark was “inappropriate.”
“I haven’t talked to her specifically about it,” Pepper said. “But knowing her, I don’t believe that it had racist intent and that’s what she said to the vice mayor. She apologized to the council member that it was directed at and that council member has accepted her apology.”