Clearly I think this is a profoundly stupid policy, but that is neither here nor there, and the City Council vote for the amendment is not what elevates College Park to the exalted level of "The Dumbest Town in America." Here is the clincher for me. It was a day or two after the celebrating and back slapping before someone mentioned that this same group of aldermen, along with this same mayor, had passed a new charter amendment just a few months earlier that required six votes for future charter amendments to be approved. In other words the new amendment had not passed after all, as it had only received four votes. The group of high level city leaders admitted that they had forgotten this new amendment. To be fair, it was necessary to remember the new rule for a whole three months or so, and they apparently have so much to do managing this enormous metropolis of 32,000 that they just plain forgot. After all it was a new charter amendment, and who even pays attention to stuff like that? Certainly not the folks who vote them into existence.