By: Diane Benjamin
The Attorney General finally got around to ruling on a slam dunk Request for Reviews filed by Marc Tiritilli in November 2019. Even though the law gives them 90 days to rule, the Attorney General doesn’t comply.
While Chris Koos flagrantly violated Marc’s 1st Amendment rights, the rest of the Council sat around and said nothing. All incumbents need to be replaced for allowing Koos’ abuse. No one currently on the Council believes they are doing the People’s business. Chris Koos is the worst offender, he has been told before by the Attorney General his Public Comment policy was illegal. Each time he makes tiny tweaks and waits for the next ruling.
When Marc Tirititlli becomes mayor I’m positive the comment policy will be changed permanently to provide citizens their right to address their representatives. Koos doesn’t want to give citizens a platform that might crack his glass house by exposing brown water, potholes damaging vehicles, or resistance to his grand plans.
Of course 4 votes are needed to make any changes. If McCarthy, Cummings, and Preston aren’t replaced with citizens representatives instead of Koos representatives, nothing changes. Vote: Harsh, Blumenshine, Sila in addition to Marc. I don’t know Donna Toney, I’ve just listened to one interview with her. She is also an option that would shake up the Council trajectory.
Excerpt from the AG ruling:
See the ruling here:
Tiritilli issued a Press Release yesterday:
Marc also states two other violations of the Open Meetings Act are still pending with the Attorney General. Give them a few more years to rule.
The video of Koos cutting Marc off is below. Just hit play. Marc covered some other items that are worth listening to now before getting to Connect Transit. Also on this video is Koos buddy Dave Shields attempting to marginalize Stan Nord (top vote recipient). Shields was still upset voters rejected him. He was before Marc, Marc did respond to his comment however.