A week or so ago, the news broke that a former losing candidate for State Rep has filed a recall petition against our Mayor, Tom Beehan.
Mr. Moseley is upset about several things, but those he mentioned were the 5-2 Council vote in July to opt out of the State’s new law permitting handgun carry permit holders to carry in parks — state parks, city parks, etc. Â But, the law allows local governments to opt out. Â Ours did. Â The other hot-button issue was the City’s relatively recent (though before the most recent election) decision to use cameras for traffic enforcement Â There are four areas now where you must obey the speed limit, and two where you have to also stop for red lights, or you’ll receive a camera-generated ticket.
Sheesh, the nerve of City Council expecting us to actually obey the law.
Jake had a good writeup over at Jakandybennu, so absorb that to get the full flavor.
Today, I learned that Moseley’s house is on the market. Â Reportedly, he’s purchased property and is planning to build a new house off in the far reaches of the county, up by the Union County line.
So, if the guy’s bailing on the City anyway, why bother initiating a recall on our Mayor? Â Particularly since he led the ballot in the election we just had in June?
Hate to say it (again), but it sure looks like a ploy just to get his name in the newspaper… and maybe a list of names and addresses to mine for fundraising purposes next year.
Though perhaps uncharitable, my first thought was, “don’t let the door hit you…”