CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (CBS19 NEWS) -- Monday night, Charlottesville City Council revisited a controversial item that was listed on one of its previous agendas: a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire and end to violence in Israel and Palestine.

Last time, this resolution failed to pass with a 3 to 2 vote. But this time around, it passed 3-1.

"This war, this genocide is not making anyone safe," said a person during public comment.

"We are horrified by the violence and genocide happening in Gaza and join our voices with others calling for an immediate ceasefire," said another.

Councilor Brian Pinkston claimed his previous "no" vote was a mistake.

"I believe it is important to change your mind and to revisit a decision if upon new information or upon further reflection, you've come to believe you made a mistake," he said.

The resolution calls for an immediate ceasefire and end to the violence in Israel and Palestine. The discussion attracted a room full of supporters who live in Charlottesville.

"This conflict on innocent people is morally outrageous," said Pinkston.

Pinkston previously voted against the resolution because he believes in the modesty of local government. Now, he's presenting his reasons for a different vote.

"We do have skin in the game in as much as: A) this city is a home for refugees of all creeds and nationalities; and B) national defense plays a large role in our local economy. Our tax dollars are implicated in this conflict," he said.

Pinkston voted to pass the resolution. Councilor Lloyd Snook, who also believes in the modesty of local government and voted against the resolution at first, took a different path as well.

"I will abstain rather than vote 'no' because I would not want a 'no' vote to be misunderstood as a 'no' vote on the substance," he said.

Although Snook did not cast his vote, he has been keeping up with Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine's actions. On February 14, the two senators co-signed a letter with their colleagues urging a ceasefire.

"I personally wrote to both Senators, on February 15, the next day, 2024, endorsing the position that they took in the letter," he said.