A majority of those we spoke with argue they're not pleased with the councilwoman's actions. Others like Jodie Cooper say they side with their elected official.
"To me, did it really hurt somebody or put them under?" said Cooper. "Could it just be tossed out and start all over? Everybody makes mistakes. I make mistakes. But I learn by them, and I make it better."
Eyewitness News spoke with dozens of people in Brinkerhoff-Riley's ward. However, some say they were unaware of the recent allegations.