Aldermen Weigh in on Referendum. Ooops.

It’s a function of ethics (and law) that public servants should strive to keep political activity and government business separate. That’s why only strictly informational meetings on the school referendum could be held in the schools and more partisan efforts had to happen on private property, for example.

A couple of the aldermen goofed during ward reports Monday. It is OK to encourage people to vote on an issue but not to nudge a vote toward yea or nay, leastaways not while one is conducting public business in a municipal building.

I waited a day for the webcast to go up at the city site for easy linking but, wouldn’t you know it, the video cuts out just before the ward reports. You’ll have to catch one of the rebroadcasts on Channel 14 if you want to see it for yourself.

3 thoughts on “Aldermen Weigh in on Referendum. Ooops.”

  1. An honest mistake on the part of the aldermen or the guys who put the webcast together or both?

    I’m quite sure the aldermen who said “vote for” instead of “vote on” made an honest mistake. I’m also quite sure that if I were city attorney, I would have had a cow on the spot.

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