At the 29 Palms City Council Special Meeting January 14, 2013, the City Council voted to wait for more information before making a decision regarding the 29 Palms Fire Department. While it was apparent that the City Manager had a strange compulsion to beat the heck out of both the Water District and the Fire Department, the City Council made a prudent decision to wait on further information from the Water Dept, Fire Department, and public.
No one disputes the fact that every one is entitled to their own opinion, however our elected officials are held to a higher standard. The Code of Ethics dictates that Council members deliberate in public, so the public can be a part of the deliberative process. Council members are expected to listen with an open mind free of personal bias or gain before reaching a decision.
Council Member Corbin, based on this letter, appears to have made up his mind and in fact may be sabotaging any chance that the city has of healing old wounds. This letter, does nothing to bring people together and it appears that at least one of our representatives is more interested in pointing fingers than finding a solution.
Jay Corbin Letter