This is just like the license plate scanner when Sparks voiced his opposition then voted for it.
StarNews (Oct., 2010):
Councilman Ronald Sparks was not shy about his feelings on the planed homeless shelter near Greenfield Lake.
“I don’t like this at all,” he said Tuesday night before voting in favor of spending $70,000 for demolition of the Adrian B. Rhodes Armed Forces Reserve Center. The council conveyed the property to Lakeside Partners who will redevelop into housing for the homeless.
Sparks said the decision was made by the federal government who required that the building be used for homeless needs.
“We’re being pushed into this,” he said.