FWIW: Lori Boyer actually told Stephen to behave himself.
Luckily for Stephen, the lawyer and friends unwittingly supported his assertion that the city was being "held hostage".
Stephen's words were strong -- he pointed to a history of neglect of our historic structures by owners and by the city. Schellenburg took offense at the "held hostage" comment, but what else is it?
Of course, Stephen just smiled.