John Q. Public, at Large
♦ It’s been a very long year. The alliance between Jon Barber and the Salisbury establishment suffered a number of major setbacks.
• The FOIA emails revealing that the “mutually terminated” Doug Paris wrote Mr. Barber’s scripts against fellow county commissioners.
• The FOIA email where the former city manager Doug Paris wrote and directed a script for DSI’s Mark Lewis’s 329 S. Main command performance down at City Hall. “Look left, then look right…fetch a brick.”
• The ill-fated legal request by Barber’s attorney for an “outside entity” resulting in a criminal investigation into Barber’s alleged county’s color copier pilferage for a multitude of Barber’s “nonprofit business entities”.
• The revelation in FOIA emails of Phase I environmental reports outlining likely ground contamination in properties the city once considered building a Centerpiece Project ‘Needle Park’ and other failed build-it-and-they-will-come dreams. “So many tanks–so little thanks.”
• The withdrawal of…
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