Thanks for printing Shawn Vestal’s Sept. 28 column. I was unhappy with the reports on how the selection of Frank Straub had been made. They made Mayor David Condon seem arrogant, and Frank Straub unqualified. I appreciate getting Jim McDevitt’s viewpoint.
As far as I know, he has no vested interest in promoting Straub, so I feel I can trust what he says. Also, the point of the column is very well taken. The city government, the Police Department, the Police Guild and the citizens of Spokane all have the responsibility to improve the relationships among all these groups. Let’s all work together.