Editor, The Spotlight;
In Jim Foster’s latest complaint letter he cites Supervisor Clarkson’s attendance at a fund raiser as evidence that the Town’s ethics law needs revision. Foster notes the ‘loophole’ that allowed John Clarkson to actually attend a political fundraiser in June during the town’s office hours, when other town employees are barred from political activities while at work.
Really? Let’s get right on that egregious transgression.
In my view, Supervisor Clarkson is no different than the CEO of any large corporation. Top corporate officials don’t punch clocks for the very reason that they are always “on duty.”
During his terms in office, Supervisor Clarkson’s responses to emails often come before and usually after normal working hours, during evenings or weekends. It’s not unusual for him to follow up with a phone call, again, when most town employers are home or relaxing on a weekend.
I’m sure I join other town residents who are fatigued by the last political campaign. Let’s hope the election is finally behind us and we’re not treated to two years of electioneering emails and complaints. Perhaps Jim Foster’s leave of absence from his NYC job will soon be up and allow town government to get back to governing and not replying to his 2017 campaign.