Open government is a key issuePublished 6:15am Sunday, August 12, 2012
It’s time to remind everyone to get out and vote. The truth has finally come out on the Rhonda Moen fiasco with the city of Albert Lea. If you missed it, she was given permission to use the credit card by the then city manager, even though she should have known better since she was supposed to watch over things like that. Anyway, we went through months of the mayor and City Council stonewalling the citizens and finally the truth comes out from an attorney in another county.
When you go to vote, you have to ask yourself, is the person I’m voting for going to consider city business as none of my business or will they want an open government? You need to be asking the person you’re thinking of voting for where they stand on an open government or the government where it’s none of your business what goes on. After all, the mayor and City Council knew what happened with Ms. Moen and didn’t want to come out and say it.
As I’ve said before, I had heard this before and was waiting for someone to come out and confirm it. I don’t like what she did, but it was done with the permission of the city manager. I think it is shameful what she did considering her position, but why is it our elected officials couldn’t or wouldn’t come out and just say it? It’s obvious that their silence means what happens at City Hall is none of your business. Just pay your taxes and leave us to run the city the way we want it run. Don’t ask questions, and we won’t have a problem.
Well, I like to ask questions, I don’t know about you, and when I see something else come up that needs answers, I will be there to shine the light on it. Remember, your vote is for an open government where you get answers or a government where no one wants to answer the tough questions. The decision is yours.