Tuesday, November 11, 2014
What Happened When Carmel's Clerk-Treasurer Grabbed The Wrong Document
Carmel Council President Eric Seidensticker included a humorous assessment of the consequences faced if someone doesn't do something to rein in Mayor Brainard's ceaseless desire to borrow and spend like a drunken sailor in a working document as a joke: "Shoot council, castrate mayor, put head between legs, kiss ass goodbye!." "What you have there is a humorous version that was not meant for distribution," Seidensticker explained to the Star's Chris Sikich. "It was meant to be humorous. So they grabbed the wrong one." Apparently Clerk-Treasurer Diana Cordray grabbed the wrong chart to include in a packet on city finances for distribution. Seidensticker had prepared the chart months ago without the salty comments to demonstrate the hoops through which the Redevelopment Commission will have to jump to pay all of its debts. Brainard accused Cordray of "using her time and resources to promote political campaigns." That's Star political columnist Matt Tully's cue to write another gratuitous column about all the good things Brainard is doing and complain about there being too many folks on the council who would rather engage in petty politics and obstructionism.