Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006 | In response to “SEC Probe Discussed,” by Evan McLaughlin, I think the council and the city attorney confused the issue to a point it did not make sense. The council should hear updates from their lawyer on the status of the investigation, but what is wrong today is there could be a draft decent degree put before the council. Regardless of Mr. Young’s comments, this is a special event. What exactly were they going to do with the draft? Are they trying to change it? What is the city’s position? These are all questions that should be debated in public. What happened today was wrong and should not have been discussed in secret. What Kevin Faulconer did not understand is that what he hears and says in closed session he can not comment on in public so he is effectively silenced on the issue. Maddaffer was conspicuous by his absence; he is making it a habit of ducking the hard votes. One thing happened today that was of major concern: the city attorney did not represent the people who elected him and makes a mockery of his statement that he is elected and beholding to the people.

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