When it comes to incompetence, arrogance and prevarication by elected people, who comes to mind locally other than the Mayor of Vancouver, Washington, ‘Boss Timothy D. Leave-it?’ But, I have to say he has out done himself this time.
From our capable friends at Couv.com we read, Leavitt charges [Jeanne] Stewart as the obstacle preventing a vote on light rail
From his blatant lies on opposing tolls to get elected, efforts to stifle citizen opposition to CRC and snarky comments directed at citizens on the Columbian, Boss ‘Leave-it’ repeatedly has shown he is ill-suited to be an elected official. His disdain for council members voting against what he wants is easily seen in facial expressions time and again.
And now, he apparently thinks the people in Vancouver have short memories or he hopes his lies once again get him somewhere.
We all recall his tantrum when council member Jeanne Stewart listened to citizens and rightfully joined in with other C-TRAN Board members to separate the vote between a sales tax increase for C-TRAN and another for operations and maintenance of the proposed loot rail Boss Leave-it and other continue shoving down Clark County’s throat. We all recall how Ms. Stewart was unceremoniously removed from her position on the C-TRAN first chance Boss Leave-it got to do so.
At the time the C-TRAN Board was preparing to vote on the approving the ballot measure for the increases, we read from the September 14, 2010 Columbian,
Leavitt, however, made it clear that he expects Stewart to represent the will of the majority of the city council.
“Ms. Stewart, you’re representing us,” councilor Pat Campbell said. “And if you can’t represent us, I don’t think you should be on the C-Tran board as our representative.”
“I will never subjugate what I believe to anyone else’s judgment as a representative of the citizens,” Stewart fired back.
In the midst of this heated discussion, Leavitt called on councilor Larry Smith to attend today’s C-Tran board meeting. If county commissioners press the issue, he said, Smith will be called to replace Stewart on the C-Tran board. Smith then would form a bloc with Leavitt and Harris to block C-Tran from taking any action related to the ballot question.
Boss Leave-its’ little hissy fit fizzled out as C-TRAN Board by-laws prohibit his summarily sweeping Ms. Stewart off of the board. As shown above, he got his chance to remove her soon enough.
As we are now shown at Couv.com, Ms. Stewart wants back on the C-TRAN Board, a committee position I feel most of the citizens in Vancouver would like to see her assigned to. And, as we can expect, Boss Leave-it opposes her return.
In opposing her return, Boss Leave-it once again shows all just what a complete horses ass he is as he attempted to smear Ms. Stewart in the emails that he realized were being copied to the Columbian.
Following in his pattern of lying, he tries to make it appear as if it was Ms. Stewart preventing any vote on light rail when he was clearly heard here saying NO as to whether we should be allowed to vote on it.
He then tries to make it sound like Ms. Stewart has been threatening him of “political repercussions” should her voice not be included. First, anybody who has ever observed Ms. Stewart knows she does not engage in idle threats nor does she operate by threats. It’s just not her style.
Secondly, what sort of wuss is Boss Leave-it to even try to spin such a yarn for the benefit of the Columbian when we all know what a sleaze bag he has been since lying his way into the mayors seat.
In point number 5 of his email response, Boss Leave-it returns to an earlier allegation he made of Ms. Stewart pandering as he says,
“In our conversation, you indicated there would be ‘political repercussions’ to me if the Council continues to ‘squelch’ your voice, since I am making the recommendations. In other words, a veiled threat to return you to the boards and commissions you desire. Let me be perfectly clear….I have and will continue to do what I believe is correct and right for our Community, and acceptable within the policies of our Council, the authority of the Mayor position, the Charter of the City and the law of the land. Taking votes and landing on decisions due to the fear of ‘political repercussions’, or even worse, to pander to a certain constituency, is not the type of leadership our community needs or desires.”
Apparently, just like his lies he told to be elected mayor, Boss Leave-it did not mean those words either. Ms. Stewart stated she felt that should “end the matter entirely,” but here we are with Boss Leave-it once throwing out a pandering allegation in an email to Ms. Stewart.
Be sure to read the full unedited email exchange from Couv.com here.
Once again, we see that it when it comes to CRC or Loot Rail, citizens votes or voices matter nothing to Boss Leave-it. Only his view of what is best, whether or not a struggling middle class is able to pay for all he wishes.
Or, to put in a more common vernacular often associated with having served in the Military, Boss Leave-it continues being a complete Horses Ass!