In other words, yes, it's true: Cherie Kidd has been found GUILTY of violating the City's ethics code. Well, one count of the ethics code, anyway. But guilty is guilty, and this is good and refreshing news, though, as stated above, it would have been difficult (even with a Lumens full of fudging) to arrive at any other outcome, given the facts of the case as captured on video.
The subsequent fact that Cherie lied to the Ethics Board to their faces probably didn't help her case much either. So, good job Marolee Smith, well done Ethics Board (it was a unanimous decision), and this is an excellent foundation for the ethics complaints still in the pipeline to land on. And none of this is even an April Fools Day joke, though the timing of the announcement is appreciated.
Now, looking ahead, I have some questions for you all to ponder:
Will this lead to any self-reflection or personal growth for Cherie Kidd on issues pertaining to her relationship with the voters and taxpayers of Port Angeles? (Hint: See photo above.)
What effect, if any, do you think this will have on the upcoming Bill Bloor ethics complaint?
What effect, if any, do you think this will have on how the City Council - and especially the Fluoride Four - conducts business?
So, with an eye to public comment periods to come...What do you think an appropriate punishment for the GUILTY Kidd would be? The City Council may - or may not - take that up as a topic of discussion at a future date. And do you think they will - or won't?
From the Better Late Than Never Department:
Cherie Kidd (and her zombie minion Pat Downie)
finally gets with the whole Twilight/Goth thing.