Phoenix LXIV: Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Read Me, on Thread LXIV?
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11-09-2012, 12:51 PM
Join Date: May 2010
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If you were a tax paying citizen in Glendale, I would support you.
I am willing to bet that you could not care less about the good citizens of Glendale. Once this whole "coyotes; thing is settled, you will never pay attention to the politics in Glendale ever again.
Clark is the current elected official on Council until the transference of power. She has every right to vote on the lease as she feels fit. It is not wrong or unethical regardless of what the voters did on election day. Just because she is voting for something you do not want to see does not make it wrong.
I will agree that it would be likely be inappropriate to vote based on the public positions of the new council; however, this is politics. Maybe the new council would prefer to have the vote done before they get power; therefore, they would be able to blame the old council for the decision. Despite their public opposition, it would not be the first time a politician lied to the general public and they really want the deal to go through.
Sure. I bet the incoming mayor and council members are looking forward to firing staff and cutting services so that they can pay the AMF to Jamison. Politicians love making unpopular cuts to pay for financial commitments made by previous administrations.
But I think that discussions about the ethics of these "midnight regulations" are moot, because it seems highly improbable that such a scheme will survive the political and legal onslaught that is likely to ensue.
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