Monday, November 23, 2009
The city and its problems.
The charging and prosecution of local political officials is sometimes delayed so as to not affect or be affected by an election or another political event. The timing of the latest problems in the Miami City Commission seem to suggest that thought was put into the timing of justice since two commissioners were put in the hot seat publicly right after the election. There was also a careful balancing act as both the governor and other officials decided not to fill these positions but instead put it up to another election. Ultimately, citizens of the county are now faced with another costly election that they may wonder could perhaps have possibly been incorporated into the last one. The citizens are in a sense hurt again by the troubles of their local leaders. There may not be another choice but perhaps a larger discussion of what has happened is warranted, since this situation only further erodes the trust the citizens have for their local leaders.