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Cheers and jeers

June 15, 2013
The Leader Herald

CHEERS - To public hearings. And jeers to those who don't take advantage of them. Gloversville will have a public hearing June 25 on a proposal by 4th Ward Councilwoman Ellen Anadio. She's proposing a city ordinance that could call for criminal penalties against city employees who violate the city's vehicle-use policy. Mayor Dayton King, who has been accused of violating the policy, says the issue is "nitpicky" stuff and a result of this year being an election year. We disagree this is related to an election year. The issues and lack of policies regarding city vehicle use goes back years before the mayor's term. It is something previous council leadership should have addressed properly. King, who had not been submitting mileage logs regularly, now has been doing so. He's posting the official document on Facebook. We're not sure that's necessary, especially if it's prior to the document being turned in and approved by the monthly audit committee. His postings may be a bit of grandstanding. Regarding the public hearing, if you are for or against the ordinance, which applies to use of all city vehicles, not just the mayor's, go to the public hearing or call your representative. Don't just go to the social-media pages and rant.



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