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Who is in charge of the Park Board?

Good evening, Jeanie, everyone…

This fine city is as well-known for a collective of citizens who try to force the politicians of the City of Spokane to obey the law as it is for the politicians who are busily rubbing various myths together in a vain attempt to create facts when it suits their purposes. While we citizens are not, by any means, a powerful group, we certainly try to hold the politicians’ feet to the fire upon occasion, or at least expose the myths they attempt to perpetuate as facts.

I am told via an e-mail message that arrived in my absence that Queen Mary, Mayor of Spokane, has stated to Dick Adams she has no control over the Park Board, another instance where I believe she too is rubbing fallacies together to attempt to create facts to mislead or perhaps dazzle us all.

As I recall, none of the Park Board members are subject to the whim of the voters; we do not elect them. Is this not so? We can only have the audacity to question their actions, and hold the person(s) responsible for their gaffes to public scrutiny.

The unfortunate part of all this is, if our own Mayor, Queen Mary, is not in charge of the Park Board, WHO IS IN CHARGE?

Perhaps some day someone will deign to drop down off that great mountain, Mount City Hall, and let everyone else in on what appears to be a previously-unknown secret.


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