There is a “study session” on “ethics” in Ocean Shores today . . .
*What are the “ethics” of the mayor — who has taken it upon herself to be the city’s (i.e., taxpayers’) labor negotiations representative — being “Facebook friends” with a union representative?
*What are the “ethics” of the mayor not recusing herself from negotiations with the “Exempt Employees” group, even though she regularly meets to strategize on a number of issues with the public safety chief and finance director, two of the Exempts?
*What are the “ethics” of the City of Ocean Shores having an ad on the website of the Daily World — which, presumably, is providing impartial coverage of the city?
*What are the “ethics” of the library hiring as a highly-paid computer consultant the husband of a library board member (who later resigned, but only after this was reported on in the North Coast News)? What are the “ethics” of this computer consultant position only being put out to bid as an apparent attempt to “show voters we’re transparent”? And what are the “ethics” of the Request for Qualifications for the library computer consultant position being copy-and-pasted from a proposal submitted by the consultant who was already doing the work — didn’t this give him “the inside track,” to say the least?
*What are the “ethics” of the library director not revealing where she got the information from for her RFQ, when she was asked point blank — and when her response to a a public records request asking for all documents used in the RFQ did not include that consultant’s proposal?
*What are the “ethics” of the mayor putting out a survey asking citizens to prioritize what they want from the city — but ignoring repeated blunt criticisms and cherry picking what suits her agenda?
*What are the “ethics” of a highly paid Finance Department employee being allowed to work from home . . . and still being paid thousands of dollars in overtime?
*What are the “ethics” of the city’s finance director not simply providing information to city councilors on a proposed ambulance utility, but dominating study sessions by repeatedly arguing “it’s the right thing to do”?
*What are the “ethics” of the Public Safety Chief implying Ocean Shores responders will not go in the water, because they won’t be paid extra for it?
*What are the “ethics” of the mayor ignoring several requests to delay votes until all city councilors would be present?
*What, in conclusion. are the “ethics” of the City of Ocean Shores?