Two Assembly members who originally voted for the provision, Debbie Ossiander and Dick Traini, sponsored the ordinance to repeal it. "Sitting on the sidewalk is an American tradition," Traini said. "Why they're there is not our business. It's owned by the public." Ossiander said she's nearing the end of her term, and looking back at things she could have done better. "This doesn't feel right," she said of the prohibition on sitting.
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