Wow - reading the headlines today brought the thought that we are going to experience a brand new slate of politics in 2012 in Spokane.
We have kind of been mired in chaos over the last few years in a myriad of areas. There's the Otto Zehm case. There's the mish-mash of excessive force, power-hungry, control-freakish officers in the police department, getting away with all kinds of abuse. There's the City council meetings constantly erupting in shouting matches and power struggles. There's the mayor making statements supporting the lies of several police officers.
Suddenly - starting at the first of the year - we will have a new police chief, a new mayor, a new council president. Oh My God!!! We have been crying for a clean slate - and we're getting it!
My hope is that the three new positions will have learned something from their predecessors and that we will indeed have a new and positive group of leaders.