An editorial in today’s Connecticut Post reminds readers that “Bridgeport residents — and the city’s reputation — are taking it on the chin these days through the inexplicably cavalier behavior of officials they elected to represent them.”
The sad fact that is that it is not only Bridgeport residents who being forced to watch the “inexplicably cavalier behavior of officials they elected to represent them.”
The State of Connecticut and other communities around the state are seeing more than their share of elected and appointed officials who are putting themselves before the people they are supposed to be serving.
The infamous Kenneth Moales Jr. was one of two to make the Connecticut Post’s editorial.
The editorial highlights the “brief interlude by the chairman of the city’s school board as a person wanted by the state police.”
“Yes, it was for speeding, traffic violations, and who among us has not been cited for one transgression or another while behind the wheel. But that the Rev. Kenneth Moales would miss a court appearance, whether through forgetfulness or indifference, and become the target of an arrest warrant is, shall we say, nontraditional behavior for the person chosen to lead the city’s troubled school system.
He was found earlier this year to have been operating his East End cathedral without a certificate of occupancy for four years. After it was made public, the city awarded him a temporary one.
Then there was the time he told a fellow school board member she would “regret” having made a motion to censure him for his behavior at board meetings. He later apologized.
Most famously was the time he said a different board member was acting like “you’re on Ritalin or you’re special ed,” offensive in its own right and unforgiveable for someone tasked with leading the school system. There hasn’t been a public apology for that one.
His brush with fugitive status is yet another troubling, distracting misstep in a city that has a long row to hoe in improving its school system — and its reputation in the outside world.
City residents deserve better, and it’s not much to ask.”
And the same is true when it comes to the other politicians and officials that are being paid for with public funds but failing to fulfill their public duties.
You can read the complete CT Post editorial here: http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/City-has-a-right-to-expect-better-4923281.php