After impassioned public comment at the Ellsworth City Council Meeting on Monday, March 21st, the Ellsworth City Council voted 4-3 to allow a rainbow colored crosswalk to be painted on Franklin Street in front of the summer parklet leading from Main Street.

Photo Nick Navarre
Photo Nick Navarre

Councilors voting in favor were

  • Dale Hamilton
  • Casey Hanson
  • Michelle Kaplan
  • Robert Miller

Those voting against were

  • March Blanchette
  • Gene Lyons
  • Steve O'Halloran

Under the proposal the Ellsworth High School GSDA (Gender Sexuality Diversity Alliance) will reimburse the City of Ellsworth for labor and materials to paint the crosswalk. The GSDA had obtained grants from Healthy Acadia to reimburse the City. T

The Council meeting lasted a little longer than 4 hours. You can see/hear the discussion regarding the Rainbow Crosswalk starting at the 1 hour 48 minute mark

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