I am an informed citizen and regularly watch the City Council meetings on television. I read the council coverage in the newspaper, as well. I was very disturbed watching what transpired at Monday’s meeting when the appointment of a new councilman was steamrolled through. I have nothing against Mr. Martin, but it was obvious the matter had been discussed and decided prior to the meeting. Is that legal? Is that right? I understand the appointment had to be made Monday, but the citizens of Ward 1 were not even told of any other candidates and why Mr. Martin was chosen. And anyone who believes council business won’t be discussed by business partners in their office is fooling themselves. With Mr. Malone already on the council, Mr. Martin should not have even been considered. The agenda is transparent.
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