Batara said the issue has pitted neighbor against neighbor and degenerated into incivility and obscene rhetoric. A vote, he said, would dispel misinformation and settle a divisive issue he likened to the Civil War.
Councilwoman Charleen Raines challenged Batara: She said she had heard no four-letter words and asserted the debate was a splendid example of American democracy at work.
Just an FYI, Asians make up about 43% of Hercules's population, about 65+% of which are filipino. Whites come in second with about 28%. Where do I fall, in between, of course! Heh.