Letter: Recall effort springs from crony politics
An open letter to Fairview Mayor Ted Tosterud: Im unsure why you continue to believe that the recall action (against you and two city councilors) is personal. Since most dont know you, it cant be personal. The recall action is all about crony politics gone too far.
At the first meeting of the reformed Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) on Jan. 11, 2012, the city attorney advised the committee of the following: Committee members may not vote on action that could result in financial gain for themselves or relatives.
Should avoid participating in discussion where a committee member could potentially financially benefit or lose. Members shouldnt make recommendations to council that could affect members personally.
Please explain to me how Jeff Townsend (an original committee member) or Dean Hurford and Henry Pelfrey (current committee members) could ethically recommend and vote for a waiver program of system development charges?
As the largest landowners in Fairview, they are about the only individuals who would financially gain from the program.
The questions I have for the council are simple:
Fairview is a bedroom community. It should never have the exposure that its getting over these issues.
If you want to know why businesses avoid East County, all you have to do is spend half-an-hour researching our community. What youll find isnt pretty.