“In the past, the Mayor sent a letter to Council requesting such a vote with detailed allegations and the Council considered removal. I haven’t seen specific allegations to date, but assuming arguendo that they do, it would probably take longer than December 15th to fully adjudicate them. I am devoting my energy to identifying potential applicants for the seat and completing that process.”
Council member Beggs is of course referring to the only previous OPOC Chair Rachel Dolezal. Dolezal was Mayor Condon’s pick for the OPOC seat. In the case of Debra Conklin she was the choice of Councilmembers in the District represented by Beggs and Kinnear. Councilmember Beggs neglects to mention that one right minded member of the City Council wanted to bring forward a resolution that would have removed Ms. Conklin from the OPOC prior to her term expiring but was told it was all being taken care of. According to sources, had the resolution been brought forward the vote would have been FIVE Council Members for removal and Councilmembers Beggs and Kinnear either abstaining or voting against removal. Once again, an example of how purely partisan politics and fear of losing votes stands in the way of doing what is right, and don’t think for a second that the Police Unions and their Lawyers didn’t expect this type of dysfunction when they agreed to an OPOC in the last contract.
“I haven’t seen specific allegations to date, but assuming arguendo that they do, it would probably take longer than December 15th to fully adjudicate them.”
Based upon considerable email interaction alone, and not counting public and private statements, video, and other documents, assuming arguendo that two Councilmembers were completely out of the loop, it would lead one to believe that that there is a dysfunctional communication process among City Councilmembers, or something even worse like trying to delay the inevitable past the November election.
Perhaps two Councilmembers were completely left out of the widely discussed effort to have OPO Logue be the fall guy for getting rid of Conklin after a meeting with the City Attorney, something he didn’t fall for.
And the latest in the seemingly unending saga of the OPOC.
The “authority in the chair”???
“I am not sure how or when a chair of a meeting would give a ‘heads up’ to someone that the chair runs the agenda and has the ‘right’ to decide the order in which things will happen. Every organization in which I’ve participated recognizes that authority in the chair.”
If “the chair runs the agenda” and “has the ‘right’ to decide the order in which things will happen.”, what good is the rest of the Commission if the “chair” perceives their role as all so powerful?
So far, the OPOC is zero for two with women with a self-serving agenda, I haven’t seen Vice Chair Ladd Smith wear a suit or tie, so maybe it’s time to give him a shot without Debra Conklin?