He did not get his way so he went home
It is not unusual to see Councilman Tom Gibson roll his eyes at people or be condescending during meetings but last night he really out did himself. At the end of a special meeting to appoint an MUA commissioner he not only acted unprofessional but was down right childish. The meeting did not go as he planned so he just couldn’t resist throwing a tantrum and stormed out before the meeting was adjourned.
During the meeting David Benn was surprisingly appointed to the MUA by a 2-2-1 vote. Gibson wanted to reappoint his campaign manager Bob Silcox but he hit a snag. He had his puppet Belton’s vote but no more support than that. With Mayor Donnelly abstaining and DiFolco and Dow voting for Benn the motion carried and a new commissioner was appointed to the five year term. More to come on this as the law firm Parker McKay that represents the law firm is rumored to be working overtime (at the taxpayers expense) to overturn their own legal opinion and nullify Mr. Benn’s appointment.
Stay tuned as the drama continues.
I have to say that it came as a surprise that someone new will actually get to serve on the MUA. Maybe with another new commissioner some things will actually begin to change.