Politics & Government

Park Board Ethics Complaint Thrown Out on Technicality

For lack of listing a date.

Following up on Tim’s post from Monday about an ethics complaint filed by Carol Bell-Walton against Robb Stewart, a member of the Dallas Park and Recreation Board, the DMN reports:

“But Rosa Rios, the city secretary, said by email late Tuesday that Bell-Walton’s complaint has been thrown out because it ‘failed to state a date during which a/any violation occurred.’

The city’s Ethics Advisory Commission reviews and rules on alleged violations. But Rios’ office serves as the initial gatekeeper for complaints.”

I enjoy City Councilman Philip Kingston’s reaction to the news:

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Comments

  • Greg Brown

    Because heaven forbid you pick up the phone and ask for the information first.

  • mrEmannE

    Next time it will be thrown out because it was filed on the wrong kind of paper, or something even more innocuous. Basically what the city is telling the public is “We don’t listen to you because we don’t have to. Go th’F… Away.”

    • manny

      Yep, you’re correct. They do what they want and get away with it. SAD