The council is slated to vote on the proposal next week.
The city's public services director says the pandemic has heightened the need for a greater penalty.
Panelists discussed the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement.
In-person voting will take place at the College Park Community Center.
More than 15 people attended the emotionally charged meeting.
Gatherings are now restricted to 50 people maximum.
Brennan has served on the council since 2014.
The council discussed sending letters to the county officials requesting they reevaluate their policies.
It has been 33 years since the developer filed the project's preliminary plans.
"I don't know if we can trust you at the end of the day,” one student said.