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Mayor Condon, silent but active

Shawn Vestal’s recent condescending commentary, “Strong mayor shouldn’t be silent on important new law,” (Jan. 12) misses the point.

Mayor Condon is an “action guy” who simply saw no point in wasting his time, energy or intellect on the council’s fait accompli campaign funding statute, whose main thrust is to limit the opportunities for any challengers to the 6-1 “Stuckart” council.

Spokane voters are a fickle bunch. Having overwhelmingly elected Mayor Condon twice, they neutered their terrific mayor’s full potential by voting for City Council candidates that are more concerned with ideological issues than safe neighborhoods, streets or promoting a stable and expanding business environment. The voters that the mayor represents are the same ones who voted down last year’s coal train initiative but elected its author, Breean Beggs, to the council.

Mayor Condon, I’d be silent also, saving my energy for political battles that count, with voters who understand what they are voting for.

Ed Walther



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