Letter: Ten months of “bull-ying” is enough! Vote to recall

Posted 9/19/19

To the editor:

Councilors Coulter and Katz promised “honest government” ended quickly. As I expected, just doing as they pleased, and their “it’s-not-my-fault” attitude, they now blame …

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Letter: Ten months of “bull-ying” is enough! Vote to recall

Posted

To the editor:

Councilors Coulter and Katz promised “honest government” ended quickly. As I expected, just doing as they pleased, and their “it’s-not-my-fault” attitude, they now blame others for this recall action. They voted, not others. See their so-called leadership below, to me it’s just juvenile schoolyard bullying!

Katz showed his true-colors immediately after being sworn in. Using bush-league politics, he and his TTA comrades appointed their so-called “temporary” solicitor. (Remember him, Katz’s “he’s not my friend” friend?) Katz said we didn’t have one. Everyone knew we had a solicitor, just one smart enough to not want to represent this TTA council, but who would continue until a “qualified replacement” was found. Coulter-led comrades later appointed Katz’s “temporary guy” permanent solicitor. Pre-planned, blatant backdoor politics! Quoting Katz’s recent letter to the Sakonnet Times: “It’s hard to believe that people would just lie.” Is it Councilor?

How about their library trustees appointment: Counter-productive arrogance!

Coulter, Katz, and TTA council members decided to not have an “open forum” for the public at meetings when there was an executive session scheduled, Coulter saying “it took too long.” This attempt to curtail your voice ended in failure, but did it stop them from trying? Hell no!

Remember the FTR budget fiasco? Coulter and Katz tried stopping Budget 2 from being placed on the ballot, even calling a special meeting attempting to get it declared illegal (I guess Coulter felt this meeting wouldn’t take too long), once again proving taxpayers opinion didn’t matter. To their displeasure, Budget 2 passed.

Katz and Coulter eventually strong-armed through Katz’s "Second Amendment Sanctuary Town” proposal. Initially, Ms. Driggs had the audacity to vote with non-TTA councilors, defeating Katz’s proposal. Dumbfounded, Coulter immediately stated, “This is not over,” and called a recess. Following intense TTA brainstorming, the meeting resumed. Driggs then said she had a minor problem with the proposal wording, that’s why she voted as she did. Believe that one? I don’t! Coulter quickly scheduled another meeting, moving the agenda, including Katz’s defeated resolution. Now with time to regroup and get everyone back in line, the resolution passed. Obviously meeting time is unimportant if things aren’t going your way! Proof again, Katz and Coulter could not, would not, be defeated!

Near the end of the second budget meeting, Ms. Cook falsely indicated I’m part of a mob because I disagreed with them. Initially offended, I now hope to be part of an overwhelmingly large mob voting to recall the two ringleaders of the TTA Town Council.

Regardless of the recall outcome, hopefully this action will open their eyes! Don’t bet on it however, nothing from this crew would surprise me. What’s next really scares me, dictatorship? I’m voting recall.

RA Taylor

Tiverton

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