Thanks to the many of you who sent letters yesterday, Jack Evans decided not to propose his budget amendment to allocate free sports tickets among council members. Evans is also, not surprisingly, displeased that I compared his attitude over tickets to the conduct of from Harry Thomas Jr, Kwame Brown and Harriette Walters.
Primarily, he argues that it was inappropriate to criticize him because he was just proposing to tweak a law that gives the council free tickets, not create a new one.
While it’s indeed important to get the legal details as precise as possible in our articles, it’s also still wrong for council members to get free tickets. Any law that clarifies who gets which tickets only cements the dangerous attitude that members are entitled to free goodies by virtue of their positions.
[Continue reading David Alpert’s post at Greater Greater Washington.]
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