Times editorial: Port Richey 'blinded by political vindictiveness'
Once again, the Port Richey City Council is stuck in a feud. A Pasco Times editorial weighs in:
"A Port Richey council majority is blinded by political vindictiveness in its attempt to stick fellow council member Phil Abts with a $36,000 legal bill for doing his job.
"Last week, only council member Bill Colombo indicated he believed Abts acted in the public interest when Abts joined in the debate and council vote on a proposed port tax that died in January. Colombo's motion — not to pay the legal bill, just to declare Abts' earlier participation as appropriate — died for lack of a second. It is an astounding display of arrogance by the rest of the council, which deems itself worthy of sitting in judgment of Abts' intentions after he had been cleared."
David DeCamp, Times staff writer