Does Marti REALLY Want the Public to See Her At Ethics Commission
Recently Marti Emerald asked the Mayor’s office to televise her upcoming confrontation with the Ethics Commission, which he denied as it would conflict with the Planning Commission. For those of you who don’t track Emerald closely, she is in hot water with the Ethics Commission for various violations and doesn’t much like it that the “troubleshooter” role is someone else’s. So why does Marti want this televised? The general feeling downtown is that she is going to be fairly harshly punished and fined for her ethical violations. Why would she want us to see that?
Here is the answer, straight from a city council staffer: Marti Emerald wants to turn the hearing into a circus, and indictment of the Ethics Commission. Now I can’t write that I’m a fan of the free speech stifling of the Ethics Commission, but I really think it’s inappropriate for Emerald to be grandstanding, yet again, and acting like she somehow is above the laws the rest of us serfs have to live under.
If it helps, Marti, you can be pretty sure one of us will be there taping you.