Our mayor’s recent actions relating to the reporter from El Paso Inc. are disturbing on many levels.
- The mayor takes the reporter to task for filing public information act requests. The reporter is following the correct procedure. He also seems to be looking into more things than other reporters in town. We thank him.
- The mayor accuses the reporter of attacking his integrity. No, the reporter wrote that the mayor failed to turn over information that he is legally obligated to turn over. Could it be that the mayor understands his own level of integrity?
- The mayor has stated that he will refuse further interviews with the reporter. Maybe if he had a better handle on his ego he would sit down and work things out. Instead we hear “I’m important–I don’t have to talk to you”.
- The mayor addressed his email to the reporter and to the reporter’s boss and colleague. Why would he do that unless he wants to cause harm to the reporter.
There are of course other aspects to this mess.
Wouldn’t we all be better off if the mayor followed the law?
We deserve better