Essay in Progress:

Part Two: Where’s the Outrage?

The Leader’s Brother-in-Arms (LBIA) won the election which was certified on November 29, 2017, and he was sworn in on the same day as the mayor — the elected CEO of the city, replacing the city manager. He has never been elected to any office. He has never volunteered for a city commission or committee. He is an out-of-work contractor (that he refers to as retired.) In fact, he has only followed the Leader of the Responsible Citizens social media group as he successfully changed the city government in a social media coup leading the way for the election. Now the LBIA is the “strong mayor” as this form of local government is referred to, but in our case, our strong mayor is an oxymoron.

Read Part One