Let me get this straight.
Clint Olivier ducks out of a Fresno City Council meeting before hearing public testimony on changing city budget allocations, leaving his absentee vote behind. Who cares about public opinion on how their taxes are spent?
The Bee then does an excellent job of investigative journalism, explaining exactly what happened, what is at stake, and along with experts, points out the hypocrisy. The public weighs in on this outrage online and on social media.
This morning, Olivier and Steve Brandau, both of whom used that system, and as recently as a few days ago, announce they will lead the charge on changing the rule.
Excuse me? I was not sure whether to break out laughing or shake my head in disgust. I ended up doing both.
And people wonder why the citizenry distrusts politicians?
Marina Magdaleno, Fresno