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SUMNER: City Council meetings deteriorating

Letter by Patti A. McKee, Sumner on June 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm with 2 Comments »
June 4, 2012 2:43 pm

I am not always able to attend the Sumner City Council meetings, but I always watch the telecast on TV. Over the last three months our meetings are once again turning into a circus during the public comment section.

One particular comment that comes up frequently is that questions or concerns expressed during this time are never answered. One person who speaks frequently directs her comments directly at the mayor. I find this very interesting as I not only have expressed my concerns at these meetings in the past and emailed city staff as well as members of the City Council; I have always received timely responses. Not always the answer I wanted, but I did get an answer as well as direction to the appropriate staff member.

So I asked myself what am I doing that these other speakers are not? Is it because I am asking instead of verbally attacking? Is it because I am direct with my questions and concerns instead of aimlessly rambling on? Is it because I comment instead of whine that I can’t use a Power Point presentation? Is it because I am professional while others are going for the throats of the City Council and the mayor?

I am ashamed at the behavior of these combatants at our meetings. I am tired of Sumner once again becoming the little city that can’t play well together. Shame on all of you. Is this how you want Sumner to be remembered? Please stop this childish behavior.

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  1. Sumner city council has been dysfunctional for the last 10 years.
    It’s the very worst example of a ‘good’ol boy’ network I think I have ever seen.

  2. It is far better to have the lunatics at the podium rather than on the council dais. Down river from you, the loons have now taken over the council. You are far better off.

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