It’s hard to know where to start on the loopy “debate” at Tuesday’s Wichita City Council meeting, in which members introduced a (kind of petty) resolution to forbid city officials (read: Mayor Carlos Mayans) from from speaking on behalf of the council in calling for the return of WSU football, leading Mayans to invoke the troops’ sacrifice in Iraq in support of his freedom of speech.
Sigh. Didn’t we put this behind us?
The Council’s valid point is that Mayans shouldn’t act like he’s speaking for the entire Council or city when he launches one of his frequent left-field ideas.
But Council member Bill Martz confused the issue with the lame example that Mayans shouldn’t wear Wichita-logoed shirts when making such pronouncements.
At any rate, Tuesday’s session seemed to forecast more bad blood and pettiness at City Hall. As Sharon Feary noted, doesn’t the Council have more important business on its agenda?
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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