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Port Angeles City Council to consider ethics, fluoridation panels

Source: Peninsula Daily News | February 14th, 2016

The Port Angeles City Council will appoint a three-person ethics committee to consider a complaint against Deputy Mayor Cherie Kidd and consider the structure of an ad hoc committee to study water fluoridation when it meets Tuesday.

The council will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St. It will be preceded by a special meeting at 5:40 p.m. to hear a presentation on Socrata Open Budget.

The ethics panel will be chosen from a pool of eight people who were appointed earlier and have agreed to extend their service despite a lapse in their term of appointment. Kidd will not participate in the selection.

Council members Sissi Bruch and Brad Collins will present names for an ad hoc committee that will have as its goal “to bridge the divide that exists in the community related to the issue of fluoridation, and to look for viable alternatives that recognize the importance of oral health in the community.”

The council will consider acceptance of three stormwater quality grants from the state Department of Ecology.

The council also will consider…