Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Keep Those Cards and Letters Coming

Let's go back in time.  On July 7, 2010 Kevin Straub had a letter published in the Shawnee Dispatch.  Part of his letter took exception with Dawn Kuhn's travel (Ward III council member).  The letter can be read by going here:  http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2010/jul/07/letter-budget-matters/

Then on July 14th, 2010 another member of the community, an Anthony Vincent wrote in basically  to defend Kuhn.  His letter can be read here:  http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2010/jul/14/letter-shopping-center-expert/

What happens next?  I chime in with my own comments, and those can be read here:  http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2010/jul/21/vegas-contingent/

Now, if you read that letter of mine, and then scroll down, you can see where Mr. Vincent posted an on line comment to my letter.  His comment was:  (emphasis is mine)

In regard to Mr Erlichman's letter above...
If we need 5 people to go to the conference then we should send 5 people, if we need 3 we should send 3, if we need 10 we should send 10, the point is that I trust our elected representatives to come to the proper decision on who should go or not go
I do not want to put the city's interests into the hands of private developers as the conflict of interest is obvious.
As to why a Ms Kuhn stayed two days over I really don't see that as an issue. As long as she didn't use city resources for personal gain then I have no problem with it. A second thought could be that she saved the city money by flying out on a later date with a less expensive ticket.
Picking apart an expense report is not the issue, the REAL issue will be the results of the trip and getting our retail sector back on it's feet. If they succeed then vote them back in and if not vote for someone else but you have to give them latitude to do their jobs.
Anthony Vincent

I think it's time to vote for someone else.

Sidebar:  Kuhn has taken multiple trips to Vegas and each time stayed extra days.  Granted, no extra charges to the city, but by doing that, she didn't have to pay for her travel.