On a day when Mayor Erin Stewart busily hopped between meetings and phone calls, perhaps the most important conversation in her office Thursday was the one that never happened.
None of the Democratic council members who boycotted a Wednesday night meeting on her debt restructuring plan had called her by mid-afternoon the next day. And Stewart wasn’t calling them again, either, so city government was essentially in a stand-off mode.
“I’m sure I’ll receive a phone call at some point,” Stewart said. “Right now, I can’t sit here and play ‘he said, she said’ back and forth. They have to want to be an active participant in this. The ball is in their court.”