Monday, January 21, 2008

Charter Bust

Several days ago, Mayor Tutunjian announced the city would be undertaking a charter review. A charter review can be pretty important stuff, especially for a city with an active and often-changing political scene.

So why don’t the Democrat City Council President and the most senior member of the Democrat majority feel the need to participate in the charter review?

In a puzzling announcement late last week both Council President Campana and Councilman Bully Bill Dunne said they were withdrawing their names from the Charter Review Commission, rejecting appointments extended by the mayor. The decision of the top two Dems on the Council has many political observers scratching their heads. Aren’t council members elected to serve on things like Charter Review Commissions?