“She is unafraid to stand alone on her convictions, “Read More
“You cast a pall over your credibility when you decided to censure Councilor Long-Curtiss,” Wood said. “All council people should be able to speak their mind. You, for too long, have had an image of things happening in a back room.”
He was referencing Long-Curtiss’ complaints that decisions were being made by the council out of the public eye.Read More
In most places in America, disagreeing with the mayor is just another day in democracy. However, The Dalles has become a place where a council member who disagrees with the mayor is publicly shamed and disciplined for "putting the council in a bad light."Read More
Pulling someone in for a mock trial, for doing something that many voters recognize is part of her job, is a complete waste of our tax dollars.Read More
Councilor Darcy Long-Curtiss, you displayed intelligence, accountability and fortitude in the letter you addressed to the public and your fellow public servants. I am inspired. Are you planning to run again in 2020 when your term expires? And if you do run, where do I send the check for your campaign?Read More
The city code of conduct should not be used to silence her for exercising her First Amendment rights. And First Amendment rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution trump a municipal code.
Whistleblowers take the risk of facing stiff reprisal and retaliation from those who don’t want their concerns to be publicly aired, as is happening to Long-Curtiss.Read More
“In the course of this representation, it is important we have the ability to inform our citizens of matters that we have become aware of. It is important that we express our opinions even if they are not popular… I do not express my opinions to be mean, to embarrass others or to be purposefully antagonistic. I express my opinion with as much honesty, conviction and respect as I can.
“I realize that not everyone of you might agree with my opinions or with the forum that I choose to use to inform our citizens of the issues that I think are important.”Read More