It’s an election year and any reasonable observer would think, with the majority of this “Klown Kouncil” up for re-election, they would be trying to get they’re “ducks lined up” so they can tout their accomplishments.
Looks like that’s not going to work so well, as the Late councilperson Lance Madsen has reached out from the grave with his “sworn Affidavit “ spelling out misdeeds by the City Attorney and at least one or more City Council Members.
We’ve watched and listened since this City Attorney was hired. We have not been impressed with her routine advice given at Council meetings. In fact, some of that advice was downright false and has led to potential liability for the city. The word in local legal circles, among her colleagues, is they have a low opinion of her legal skills.
Recently we witnessed Attorney Day-Wilson give out terrible advice to the City Council which caused them to withdraw their apology to the Wiyot Tribe thereby adding insult to injury. She told the council that they were opening themselves up for liability with an apology, however every legal expert spoken to said that Day-Wilson was flat out wrong.
We also seen her give out advice that has put the City in a position where they’re potentially liable for millions in costs and damages should the litigants win. The SHN debacle is just one area in which the City should have had competent legal advice from the beginning.
The fact is that according to Madsen, Day-Wilson passed around a confidential memo regarding personnel matters to City staff and claimed that the memo was a matter of public record. If that’s true, then why won’t the city release to document to the Northcoast Journal and Times-Standard?
The time for Day-Wilson to be terminated is long overdue. Let’s see if the “Klown Kouncil” will get around to doing the right thing……