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Ethics board members decision looms for Port Angeles city council

Source: KONP NEWSRADIO AM 1450 | February 16th, 2016

The Port Angeles city council could vote tonight on members of a committee to hear an ethics complaint filed against deputy mayor Cherie Kidd.

Under city code, the council must choose three members from the board of ethics pool to take up the complaint.

The choice of the final three must be approved with a supermajority of the council.

Last week, former city council candidate Marolee Smith filed the formal complaint over Kidd’s behavior while running a city council meeting earlier this month.

Much of that meeting featured numerous people protesting the recent decision by the council to retain fluoride in the city’s water supply.

In her complaint, Smith alleges as many as eight ethic violations ranging from rulings on the use of signs at city meetings, limiting public comment to thirty minutes, and various iterations of the conduct of public officials.

At one point, Kidd graveled down a speaker and abruptly ended the meeting in the middle of the public comments saying she felt the testimony was actually personal attacks and derogatory toward her and other council members.