Both Brian Butters (District 3) and Larry Short
(District 5) are completing 8 years of service - and both are running for another 4-year term.
On the other hand, Mr. Short
faced a primary election with three in the race for District 5.
will advance to the final ballot ... but he
was not the first pick of voters in the primary.
4/20/13 - Last Tuesday April 16th our City Council met in regular session and, early on, a formal reprimand (link) of Council Member Larry Short was presented and approved by a majority of our Council.
This action was necessitated by an April-issue 'Council Report' which Mr. Short
authored in our South Valley Journal
- in which our Mayor and Council Members were demeaned and whose intentions were grossly mischaracterized.
Within a day of reading the article, I authored an 'Open Letter' to Mr. Short
titled The Fictional World of Councilman Larry Short.
My first sending was to Larry Short
and other city leaders.
Given Mr. Short's
attitude and defiance (in contempt of the reprimand issued by our Council) I now share it with you (link).
But what of the reprimand itself?
When our Council met the attached was read, debated, and passed.
It called on Mr. Short
to publicly apologize to the Mayor, to the Council, and to the City for his
thoughtless and selfish printed remarks.