I was a little surprised last night at the city council meeting that the repeal on MMA fighting in publicly owned buildings passed by an 8-0 city council vote, with little discussion. But a part of me shouldn’t. Besides the fact that since MMA fighting is already going on in our community and this just expands it to other facilities, I have noticed lately that Councilor Erickson has been very successful at building coalitions with her fellow councilors. Her legislative experience is proving to be handy these days. Now if she can actually convince the council they should be shaping policy on all levels of city government, we may see more changes in the future.