City council owes the electorate a public statement regarding Van Daele’s firing - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Opinion

City council owes the electorate a public statement regarding Van Daele’s firing

Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 9:48 pm

Recently the Kodiak city manager, Mike Tvenge, fired his deputy, Matt Van Daele. Speculation now surrounding this dismissal strongly suggests that politics rather than performance led to this outcome. If so, corrective measures need to be undertaken.

According to KMXT public radio, likely the public will never be given sufficient information to make an independent determination as to whether this action was justified or was politically motivated. When questioned, the mayor, Ms. Branson, noted that appropriate protocols were followed in this action, which essentially stonewalls direct public inquiry… if the public so allows.

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