Condon should apologize, resign
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016
According to the Spokesman-Review, “Mayor David Condon is moving on” and “for the sake of the city, everybody needs to learn from the mistakes made and move on” too. I’ll bet Condon wishes “moving on” were an option, but I think that bus has left the station.
The lesson learned here is that our mayor hired his handpicked police chief despite misgivings of the review panel and then when things went south, mishandled a widespread personnel fiasco and tried to cover his tracks.
No one believes the mayor is blameless in this matter. He and his administration ignored repeated complaints of intimidation and bullying within the police department and offered position and monetary incentives to keep the sexual harassment matter quiet, all in an effort to secure his reelection bid.
The mayor’s actions have cost the city tens of thousands of dollars, not to mention the millions that could result from the lawsuits waiting in the wings. He owes the community and everyone involved an honest accounting, an apology and his resignation.