Now that the offending commissioners have received their punishment for doing work for the city — slaps on the wrist and a voluntary two years of staying clear of the city once they’re done serving on the commission — it’ll be interesting to see how smoothly things go once everyone picks up the pieces and moves on.
Contrition isn’t known for its shelf life, and the commission isn’t known for letting things go.
Not that any great hurdle was crossed here, but once you start playing the ethics game, once you get a taste for judging your colleagues, it might be a hard thing to stop, especially given how much some commissioners like to show their disapproval.
What the three did was wrong. What’s more, it was obviously wrong. But you can bet we haven’t seen the last of the finger pointing or heard the last of the complaining.
Unless they can successfully turn on Fred Russell, at which case all will be forgotten… at least until they get to what comes next. You Might Also Like:
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