Did you ever think Mr. May offered only his opinion and encouraged others to do the same? Regardless of Mr. May's opinion, he is only one voice and one vote on the council.Councilor May:
As I understand it, it was not the man who was killed who was feeding the mountain lions. It was one of his neighbors. Maybe someone who "took pity" on the poor lions, thus habituating them to seeing humans as a food source.
I am puzzled by your request for public input on this matter, since you have made it clear you will dismiss any opinions on the matter that differ from your own, even to the point of rejecting out of hand advice of the State Game and Fish Department.
I don't fault him for questioning Game & Fish advice. That agency is notorious for screwing up wildlife management on state lands. Those folks always want to take the easiest path and avoid having to actually come up with something creative and outside the bureaucratic realm of thinking.
Mr. May is right about one thing. The systematic slaughter of more than 200 doe is absolutely unacceptable.