Bring greater transparency to appointments
The recent appointment process for two local aldermanic seats should have been more transparent. We urge area mayors to let the public in on their selections well before the city council meeting convenes.
Twice in recent days, Sauk Valley mayors announced they planned to appoint new members to their respective city councils, but neither mayor would release the person’s name beforehand.
Morrison Mayor Roger Drey would not release his choice for the Ward 4 city council seat before the special meeting he called on Monday. The previous alderman, Ron Kallemeyn, resigned in August.
Rock Falls Mayor David Blanton would not release his choice for the new Ward 4 alderman in advance of Tuesday night’s meeting. The position became vacant when Bob Thurm resigned in August.
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