Sunday Readers' Forum
Article Launched:10/16/2006 10:32:41 AM PDT
Ford Greene deserves seat
The IJ raised an interesting rhetorical question in its headline
on the Oct. 12 article concerning the possible appointment by
the San Anselmo Town Council to fill a vacant seat on the council.
The headline - "No democracy in San Anselmo?" - was
based on the somewhat absurd fact that with the coming appointment,
a majority of the council will "have landed on the elected
body without first winning an election."
If the present council members want to support the democratic
process, they have no choice but to appoint Ford Greene, who narrowly
lost in the last election, only to have the winner resign after
a short time in office. Any other action will be the equivalent
of thumbing their bureaucratic noses at the citizens of San Anselmo,
whom they are supposed to represent.
Gil Deane, San Anselmo