Stewart’s Blog: How to Stop Conflicts with Vendors and Campaign Consultants

Stewart’s Blog: How to Stop Conflicts with Vendors and Campaign Consultants

Instead of waiting around for indictments, it is time for local leaders and interested parties to begin to form an outline of what changes are needed to address the ethical challenges that face local government. Without rehashing the ethical lapses over the last several years, the are number of simple changes that would address current […]

Stewart’s Blog: Commissioner, were you on a flight to Las Vegas?

Stewart’s Blog: Commissioner, were you on a flight to Las Vegas?

As our community waits for the next shoe to drop in the investigation by federal authorities of local government actions, it is time for elected officials to answer some basic questions. It is true, that in a court of law everyone is innocent until proven guilty. However, to maintain the credibility of government institutions, public […]

Stewart’s Blog: The Kim Rivers Picture that Should Have Never Been Published

Stewart’s Blog: The Kim Rivers Picture that Should Have Never Been Published

So…you wake up on Sunday morning and see a headline in the local paper about the recently revealed FBI investigation. You’re anxious because your name was in the FBI subpoenas recently dropped at city hall, so you expect the worst. You read the story and find your name is mentioned seven times in connection with […]