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Editor’s note: This is Part II of a 2 part series.
Something is amiss that Mayor Foster did not have his Councilor DePinto’s back!
The council has discussed several times previously that the current library facility is no longer suitable due to space limitations and excessive annual expenses.
The council’s Government Committee was tasked with the library issues, however they have not reported any work on this subject.
At the July 7, 2020 city council study session and July 14 council meeting, Council member Joe DePinto shared with the mayor, city administrator, council and public that he was exploring some alternatives to the current library because of an unacceptable doubling of maintenance expenses that impact the city’s budget. He was on-the-record during the councilors’ initiatives reports about his intent and received no comment or objections.
DePinto went ahead and scheduled an exploratory meeting with Timberland Regional Library (TRL)Executive Director Cheryl Heywood along with the Bellevue owners of the Nisqually Plaza about the feasibility of the library relocating to available space there.
DePinto said, “multiple council members have brought up the issue of high costs and lack of library updates (which is supposed to occur annually) over the past four years and it has never been addressed (which is why I took it upon myself to recently start the conversations).”
DePinto posted on his council Facebook page that TRL Exec. Dir. Heywood backed out of the meeting at the last moment on July 16, 2020, saying instead she would be meeting with the mayor and city administrator due to precedent. Then why did she schedule the meeting with DePinto in the first place? This while the Plaza owner from Bellevue was en-route to Yelm to meet!
I asked the Government Committee’s Tad Stillwell for comment. He said, “The General Government Committee is leading the charge on how to proceed and have had talks with the library executive about reviewing the contract and foundational documents. The Mayor and city Administrator are also involved in these ongoing conversations.” I asked Stilwell then why no there was comment and/or collaboration with DePinto? There still has been no response.
This leads to several key questions:
1. Why did the Government Committee not collaborate and/or support DePinto’s outreach, or object if they had any issue? They had two opportunities at 2 council meetings.
2. Why were the Mayor and City Administrator silent at both sessions if they had an issue?
3. If the Mayor had no issue, then why did he not immediately call the TRL Executive Director and support his councilor as being authorized to gather information in meeting with her, after Foster was informed by DePinto about the turn of events?
DePintofiled this report on his council Facebook page that reflects a lack of communication and leadership from Mayor Foster. Why does this man not have his council members’ backs? Something is amiss and one has to wonder if DePinto was “thrown under the bus.” However, if so, why?
Playing politics on this issue does not serve the public’s interests!
Editor’s note: I have heard and read that Q adherents say the group is comprised of Constitution-supporting Patriots who are with President Trump because of the hope that he will neuter The Deep State in America and overthrow The Cabal.
However, are they willing to continue having this man violate the Constitution of the United States in doing so, the very Constitution these Patriots profess an allegiance for Trump to defend?
If the issue is subversion of the Constitution, then where is their outrage at Trump sending federal troopers into U. S. cities without being requested by state and local authorities for such assistance, with unidentified troops in camo being videoed detaining, beating and arresting peaceful protestors on city streets and off of the federal property they were supposedly sent to protect?
Where is the outrage in standing-up for “states rights” they profess support?
Where is the outrage over violation of the Emoluments Clause?
Well last week, one social media platform provider said enough:
“At the conclusion of the interview, Wallace asked Trump how he will regard his years as president.
“‘I think I was very unfairly treated,’ Trump responded. ‘From before I even won, I was under investigation by a bunch of thieves, crooks. It was an illegal investigation.’
“When Wallace interrupted, trying to get Trump to focus on the positive achievements of his presidency—’What about the good parts, sir?’—Trump brushed the question aside, responding, ‘Russia, Russia, Russia.’ The president then complained about the Flynn investigation, the ‘Russia hoax,’ the ‘Mueller scam,’ and the recusal by his then–attorney general, Jeff Sessions. (‘Now I feel good because he lost overwhelmingly in the great state of Alabama,’ Trump said about the first senator to endorse him in the 2016 Republican primary.)
“Donald Trump is a psychologically broken, embittered, and deeply unhappy man. He is so gripped by his grievances, such a prisoner of his resentments, that even the most benevolent question from an interviewer—what good parts of your presidency would you like to be remembered for?—triggered a gusher of discontent,” Peter Wehner Contributing writer at The Atlantic and senior fellow at EPPC. Read more from the full story.