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Condon shouldn’t blame Isserlis

I hope that Spokane’s very inexperienced mayor (He went to Bob Dunn’s office without knowing why?) will not cast the blame for his actions on Nancy Isserlis.

Nancy’s achievements as City Attorney were impressive; she got rid of Rocco Treppiedi in short order. Treppiedi had an ill-conceived vision for his job: limit the monetary liability for the city by counter-suing anyone who brought a complaint.

Nancy was willing to settle when the city was at fault. In other words, she is scrupulously honest. When I asked her what happened in the bizarre handling of the Monique Cotton complaint by the mayor, she replied that she was bound by “attorney-client privilege,” that her job was to serve the mayor. And her bond is a sacred trust.

The need is systemic. We need to elect the city attorney so that office is responsible to the community, not the mayor.

Mary Ann Murphy


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