Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Joplin City Council to select Woolston replacement in two weeks

The Joplin City Council will select a replacement for Mike Woolston in two weeks. The Council will hear presentations from the 11 candidates at the Monday, October 19, meeting, then will choose to someone to fill Woolston's seat until the April 2016 election.

Woolston's resignation was accepted last month with the council agreeing, by a 5-3 vote to a joint statement that absolved the former "tornado mayor" of wrongdoing.


Anonymous said...

I read the listings of all the applicants so far in the Globe. I think there was at least one, maybe two, that either are real estate builders or developers, or have experience in the craft. Surely, the council has enough sense to stay away from another real estate person. Several others were business men of various sorts. Not one of the applicants claimed to have any simple common sense. I take it that "common sense" would be a negative attribute for running the city. It sounded like one of the applicants has served on every volunteer board or committee that he could find which tells me he is just another insider want a be. All of them said the same old standard things about making the city better and a good place to live blah blah. Not one said anything about bringing integrity, honesty, and common sense to the council. Not much of a choice in my view. The one that is most known to the majority of the council will get selected and will be business as usual.

Anonymous said...

Keenan Cortez is related to Melodee. Nothing against either one of them, but I don't think family is appropriate.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see a candidate with an understanding of "conflict of interest"--guess I'll just have to keep on dreaming