Honored in abstention

Ken Jakes was honored by the Metro Council...er, kinda:

The council passed a memorializing resolution honoring Ken Jakes for his service to the community, particularly his charitable efforts through the produce company he owns — 18 members voted for the resolution and 14 abstained.

Jakes is a polarizing figure to be sure. We've covered his aggressive conservative watchdogging on a number of occasions. He also ran against Matthews for the District 1 council seat and later tried for an at-large seat. Both efforts failed.

Still several council members rose to praise Jakes. Among them: At-Large Councilman Charlie Tygard, who sponsored the resolution, and Councilmen Duane Dominy, Robert Duvall, and Tony Tenpenny.