Usually just the attorneys and court personnel attend a case management meeting but today's meeting (Thursday, Feb. 17) saw 25 additional people (10 advocates and 15 homeless men and women,) plus the media attend.
After opening remarks by four of the five attorneys, Judge Vincent Grasso took note of the visitors, saying public interest in the proceedings were obvious. He then explained that he wanted to talk with the attorneys but did not want to give the impression that a back-room deal would be cut. He promised that whatever was discussed and agreed upon would be shared after they conferred. And he did just that.
We will have specifics shortly.
Great turnout on such short notice. And your presence demonstrates the heart people have for such an important issue. Thank you for being there.