The News Tribune's editorial board weighted in yesterday on Puyallup's rush decision to hire their city manager. It was nothing compared to Ruston council's decision to appoint Dan Albertson. Even though the council majority would have chosen their favorite son regardless, it still does not justify their rush to appoint him the same night Pudlo's resignation was announced.
The process isn't much better with Everding's resignation. The council is taking applications, but no public comment is allowed at any point in the process. The folks with the tight grip on our town show no signs of letting loose of their current stranglehold anytime soon. I just hope we can hold on until free speech and open mindedness can be restored.