I am appalled at the actions of five of our City Councilmembers. Last week, one or more city councilmembers broke the law by releasing confidential material to the Beacon. Ignoring this crime, this week five of them instead voted to censure DJ Wilson by passing around a resolution at 11:00 at night!
By their own admission, they believe Wilson committed no crime, and broke no code of ethics. They weren’t even clear why they censured him! With an election next week, I can guess.
Did they censure a councilmember for admitting to child abuse? No.
Did they censure another councilmember for vandalizing public property? No.
Did they censure two other councilmembers for harassing city staff? No.
Did they censure another councilmember for intending to make a personal profit from a city contract he was voting on? No.
Then why censure Councilman Wilson now? Was there a conflict of interest? No. Were there any laws broken? No. Was a code of ethics violated? No. Are at least four of the five actively supporting Wilson’s opponent? Yes.
There are no grounds for censuring DJ Wilson, other than the fact that there is an election next week. This action is despicable.