EDITORIAL: How one man is dismantling the City of Pacific [The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)]
|By The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)|
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Last fall, mayoral candidate
Since then, Sun has single-handedly almost destroyed the small city. Literally.
The chaos he wrought upon the little municipality -- including the firing of much of its staff and almost half of its
The policy will expire as of the end of this month unless Sun leaves -- and he is defying all requests that he do so. Without a renewal or extension of coverage, city workers -- including police officers -- would become personally exposed to lawsuits.
One man destroys a city of 6,600 people in less than 12 months. This deserves a chapter in a civics textbook. We've never seen anything like it.
The defining moment of Sun's administration happened
He fired the officers who arrested him. He terminated the city clerk for good measure; she is now pressing a
Sun didn't merely throw a wrench in the machinery of city government; he emptied the whole
There is a simple solution, obvious to everyone else: He could resign.
No such luck. Instead he is battling what has become a furious campaign to recall him.
Given the real possibility that
Any way it happens, he's soon to be
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