We got an email from a long time reader asking whether if during the Planning and Zoning Advisory Board meeting of Monday, August 20, 2012, Vice Mayor Scott Rhodes had exhibited any undue influence on the Board by means of his position as the Vice Mayor or a sitting Council member.
As the question was asked, we thought there may be some confusion in what we wrote and so we wanted to make sure we were clear.
Scott Rhodes rose and addressed the Board as a citizen, and not as a member of the City Council.
We believe the Board gave the same weight to his comments as they would for any citizen. As far as the input from Mr. Rhodes, his decorum and that of the Board seemed to us to be perfect.
Our issue with Rhodes’ comment were not the “position” from which he was making the comments, but his mis-representation on the signs and their content. The signs are in no way slanderous. We can understand his anger at the signs, but that does not make the signs illegal. We disagreed on his characterization of the signs, and his misunderstanding of what was being asked or called for by the person who put the signs in their yard.
We hope we have cleared up any misconception on this. Mr. Rhodes did not speak as Councilman / Vice Mayor Rhodes.
We now return you to your regular reading schedule.