Time and time again, Reed expresses concerns about smoking in subsidized housing for seniors.
Reed’s mother lives at Senior Heritage Plaza, a low-income housing apartment complex for the elderly, and is apparently surrounded by neighbors who smoke.
Reed wants a smoke-free building for her mother.
“It’s assault and battery to stick them in a building with profuse second-hand smoke,” Reed told the council recently, referring to people with respiratory problems.
The city has looked into her concerns.
Council Administrator Aimee Cox has spent countless hours, between phone calls and emails, trying to rectify the situation.
Even Mayor Steve Bach’s chief of staff, Laura Neumann, got involved at one point.
Reed has been told that it’s a matter under the purview of the Housing Authority, which has tried to appease Reed, officials say.
But Reed isn’t satisfied and continues to show up at City Hall.
Reed went before council again Tuesday.
“Happy New Year to you all,” Reed said. “I”m here talking about the same thing. I’m sorry that I came back. I know that you didn’t want to see me.”
If only you knew, Ms. Reed.
When council President Scott Hente called Reed up to speak, Councilman Bernie Herpin made a remark under his breath.
A live microphone recorded what he said.
“When are we going to tell her to stop coming here?” Herpin remarked.
To listen for yourself, click here. Reed starts talking at about minute 48.
Herpin did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.