Seems Rocky didn't like the business dealings of a downtown developer, and tried to put the nix on some tax kickback the city offered the developer. Nothing new in politics (well, in Utah saying "NO" to a developer very well may be new), except for the non-alcoholic bar brawl. Seems at one point the developer yelled at Rocky "You got the guts to come talk to me", and then stormed to him and did the ol' chest bump thing. Rocky, in his time-tested and well known self-controlled manner responded with "Don't touch me! I'll kick your ass." A couple of security guards and the Mayors Chief of Staff intervened and prevented it from becoming an all out brawl in the main hall of City Hall. Cool..
Ok, some of you are going to say that Rocky is a little out of control. Some of you will probably say something about impeaching him at this point. Me, I'm gonna say that it's just getting interesting and since he is leaving office soon, let's just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Anyone who has ever heard me talk about developers in this state knows that I firmly believe that they get whatever they want, and if you've heard my opinions on Randy Horiuchi, you know that I belive this crosses party lines. So, I'm not going to argue that our Mayor should be brawling in the middle of City Hall, but I love the fact that he has the guts to stand up to a developer. Read the article in the Tribune and you'll see that there were, in fact, reasons for Rocky to be weary of this developer. And, at least the way I got it from the article, it was the developer that started the physical aspect of the argument. I don't know, but with Real Salt Lake being shoved down our throats, I just like seeing someone say NO to one of these guys. And I can't wait to see Bagley's cartoon on it.......