By Charles Edwardson
October 04, 2008
The CONCERN I have and the
thing I regret , is that Councilman Coose felt the need to relinquish
his seat and go to the podium as a citizen to make his remarks.
This to me indicated that he did not feel he could count on
our governing body to support his concerns, or that this council
actually endorsed this outburst by Mayor Weinstein, or were
too timid to say anything about our local mayor using his position
to express his political opinion that was not directed or endorsed
by the council( or was it)???
I will not relinquish my seat
on city issues if I am elected to the city council next week,,
and I will offer Mr. Coose the support he needs to address our
mayor and our staff from our appointed seats with the authority
vested to this body by the State and Federal constitution, backed
by our city charter,, and they will listen to the deliberative
body elected by the citizens of Ketchikan.
About: "lifelong Ketchikan resident"
Received October 03, 2008 - Published October 04, 2008
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