Disrupting Corruption

Disrupting Corruption

I have always cringed at labels. Somehow they seem to limit and confine, rather than free and define. It has taken me years, but I have finally grudgingly agreed with a friend that I am one of the “ORIGINAL” Progressives : the ones my Republican grandparents embraced...
Coercion

Coercion

The July 28, 2021 FBI bulletin reveals that our mayor had been offered $100,000 in exchange for two dispensary permits in September 2017. Despite having been offered a bribe, (a felony offense), the mayor lobbied the council to grant the permits to his briber, even...
I Got a New Vocabulary

I Got a New Vocabulary

As a new mayor, I expected to work collaboratively with the city council to make improvements to our small town. But the city council was owned by a corrupt county supervisor. The city council made progress on several fronts, but the errant supervisor stood between me...