$43K down the drain. $43K squandered for no purpose.

Here is an astute observation by a citizen. Council, are you ready to end your pointless vendetta against your colleague? It will save you numerous pre-trial motions and many months of litigation.

This comment will be posted at CollinsforCouncil.com under the heading "NO City Hall Ethics."

Read those other entries and try to salvage your own reputation.

"To err is human, to forgive divine."

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$43K down the drain. $43K squandered for no purpose. The Gazette reported last Friday that Council President Bennett said, "It's a huge waste of time and money, because all we can do is say, 'Don't do it again.'"

$43K isn't the end of wasted taxpayer dollars. The Council will seek another judge and continue on to their bitter goal of publicly chastising Collins. Ironically, the City Code of Ethics is only concerned with City employees/officials behavior while conducting business for the City. The Code does not apply to Collins since the property transfer was a private - not a City - transaction. There was no criminal act. There was no unethical act.

The purpose of the Ethics Code is to intimidate City employees and officials who are deemed to be disloyal to the City and unsupportive of the goals of City Leaders. The Ethics Code does nothing to protect citizens from genuine wrongful behavior of public servants. The Code should be abolished. 

Posted by curious on 09/21/2015 at 8:57 PM CSINDY.