Thursday, February 5, 2009

Information about Betty L. Squire, Council's selection for 7th District

Below are reprinted my reply's on Church Hill People's News post entitled "Council goes for Squire?"

February 4, 2009 8:02 pm

Here are the materials submitted by Mrs. Squire to the City Council.

If anyone one is interested in seeing the same materials submitted by another candidate please let me know which candidate and I’ll upload it as soon as I can. This material was publicly available at this past Monday’s Organizational Development meeting (02/02/2009) before they went into closed session.

The best thing about Mrs. Squire is her forthrightness in her application about not wanting to run for election. She wrote, “I have no intention to run. I believe that the ‘appointee’ should serve for a specified period of time only. After that time, I feel that the citizens should be able to elect a person of their choice to fill the remainder of the unexpired term.”

February 4, 2009 8:12 pm

What this whole exercise demonstrates is the Council’s comfort with conducting business behind closed doors because they feel they are acting in the citizens’ best interests. Talking to Council members before the meeting it became apparent that a few of the members don’t seem understand the important concept of “Open and Transparent Government.”

Watch the video here.

This should serve as a warning to citizens and motivate us to criticize how Richmond City Council conducts its business.

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