It has been 17 years and 261 days since the city’s pledge to build the West Branch Library.
On September 17, 2015, the Glendale Star essentially offered Gary Sherwood the opportunity to explain away his driving suspensions and the active warrant. Here is the link: http://www.glendalestar.com/news/article_2cb3cc58-5d-11e5-a1bd-b777ff1c7d23e9.html . His attempts to explain his remedial actions do not make the facts disappear.
No one is above the law…not a politician, not a priest. We are all accountable for our actions and must take responsibility for them. Stubborn facts remain. On 8/12/2013 Mr. Sherwood attended meetings at city hall. His license was suspended and it appears that he drove himself to city hall. The following day, in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area, he rented a car and presumably drove it while his license was still suspended. To compound his actions he used a city ProCard to pay for the rental thereby exposing the city to potential liability.
The fact that he disobeyed driving laws six times in ten years, had his driving license suspended several times, failed to appear in court and failed to take timely action to resolve his citations demonstrates his apparent belief that he is above the law. In 6 weeks, on November 3, 2015, the voters of the Sahuaro district will have an opportunity to decide between Ray Milnar and Gary Sherwood. Mr. Milnar has a finance background that will certainly be an asset to the city council. His community activities show that he is a man of principle and strong character. Sherwood has shown the voters of the Sahuaro district his apparent lack of principle on many occasions: Foothills Library, Becker billboards and the casino – to name but a few.
Sophocles once said, “Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law.”
© Joyce Clark, 2015
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