Dereliction of Duty: Jay Lin. It has been said, the hardest part of a job is just showing up, and Jay Lin can’t even accomplish that consistently. Of the 11 meeting days the Council has had this year, Jay Lin missed 3 meetings, as well as 2 executive sessions. He missed most recently, Monday night’s meeting, for being out of town. He had the option to “Skype” in virtually and chose not to.
The City Council makes very important decisions that impact our lives. From construction and infrastructure projects to policy decisions, the residents deserve representation. The City Council spent close to a $1million dollars on various agenda items, such as engineering designs for roads widening Monday Night.
Another hot item at the meeting was a proposed light for Barnwell Rd and Niblick. Many residents attended out of the concern and to provide feedback for the Council. Jay Lin was unable to contribute to the discussion and provide input. He toted his construction experience while campaigning. Where is it?
The remaining Council members have stellar attendance records and hover near 100% in recent years. Both Bob Gray and Steve Broadbent have “Skyped” into the meetings.
Do you consider this poor attendance a Dereliction of Duty: Jay Lin? Do you feel this behavior warrants his removal? On the Citizen front, a recall election can be initiated. City Council can also remove him for failure to perform his job. Or he can simply resign.
Readers, which ‘R’ would you like to see: Remain, Removal, Recall, or Resign?