Avi Adelman, a politically astute FBvian, has a sense of deja vu re Betty Culbreath’s call to the gendarmes at last week’s planning commission hearing:
This is NOT the first incident of this type. Don’t hold me to the date, but an observer at a meeting about two months ago sent me a note that the same happened with the same two people. Emmons was speaking, Culbreath said he was out of order on a point he made. The City Attorney ruled in favor of Emmons’ motion (or his right to make it) and this did not make her very happy. So she called for security to escort him out. When he refused to leave with them, she stormed out of the meeting. THAT is why Emmons was able to quote chapter/verse on what he could / could not do at the meeting you saw on TV.
Meanwhile another politically minded FBvian says that there has been bad blood between Culbreath and Emmons for awhile.
I’m not picking sides, but anything said by Marshall or Gary is purely political because they love people like John Wiley Price, who hates Culbreath…just more high-school drama queen political nonsense. I think Ms. Culbreath was right when she told him to stick to the land issues (instead of being the prick that he is, which she didn’t say but I did).
Emmons seemed to me to be in complete control, not confrontational, in the incident televised re last week’s session. It was Culbreath whose anger went from zero to a zillion in a flash. I’d say the actions speak for themselves.
What actions, if any, come next will tell the tale of the tape.