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Reject Meidl appointment

Right on Doug Clark! I heartily agree with your Aug. 14 column (“City Council should say no to Meidl.”) I, too, was in that “cramped, stuffy room” and my opinion of the forum is similar to Clark’s.

As Clark stated, the City Council should not treat Meidl’s so-called appointment as legitimate. He didn’t even apply for the position. He admitted he didn’t want it. If the City Council chooses to bend to yet another shenanigan brought to Spokane courtesy of Condon, I will be disappointed, and more importantly, Spokane will not be well-served.

Condon and his administration have an abysmal record when it comes to hiring and human resources. Why then should City Council accede to Condon’s wishes? And that doesn’t even consider that Meidl was part of the “Salute Squad,” as Clark put it. Meidl’s explanation regarding his saluting a convicted Thompson was illogical and incomprehensible. There is no room for Meidl’s considerable baggage in the office of the chief of police.

City Council, please demand that Condon and his administration follow proper hiring process. Reject the mayor’s ill-considered appointment and start the process again.

Mary M. Carr


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