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Resign from city council?
Why did councilperson Gary Scheeler offer councilperson Bob Olson a paying job with his company and why did Mr. Olson accept it? This would appear to create a clear conflict of interest and them working together would question the Open Meeting Law. Also as we all know how much people on the same payroll discuss events! Why do these two guys want to write their own rules? The Brainerd City Council did not accept Mr. Olson's resignation from the Public Works Committee. They felt he should stay on it and I think the public should insist he not be employed by Mr. Scheeler; or perhaps resign from city council!
Need Bob Olson
In regards to the Vox Pop "Had enough" in Tuesday's edition: I don't agree that we've had enough of Bob Olson. We need people like Bob Olson. If Bob Olson wasn't there, I think I'd run for city council.
Olson should resign
I agree with Bob Olson that he should resign from the standing committee and he should immediately resign from the city council. The reason he's no longer mayor is that we're a community of compassion, caring and compromise. These are things that are beyond the capability of the venomous Mr. Olson.
I think it's ridiculous that they are going to charge inmates $20-$35 a day for being in jail. It would be wonderful to receive that money and to have help so that our tax dollars don't have to pay for that but how do they expect someone that is in jail to pay that money? It looks like we're going back to the dark ages and a debtor's prison, that you have to stay there until you pay your debt. An ex-con has a terrible time getting a job. I just think it is ludicrous to think that these inmates are going to be able to pay such a bill.
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