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June 8, 2013
This is an edited reprint of my 6/7 personal post on Facebook.
Hmm—- Why will I vote for Cy Sun’s Recall?
By Jeanne Fancher.
I witnessed the following “Administrative actions” by Mayor Sun. In early 2012, Mayor Sun told the Park Board and Planning Commission to work together to re-design Centennial Park (they answer to the Council, not to the Mayor).
His reason for this work was that the City Park was not used much, and he wanted to turn City Park back to King County. He told both Boards he wanted a little league baseball or a soccer field, which would require using protected wetlands in Centennial Park and adjacent City-owned property. He said he would have the public works crew drain the wetlands without getting permits. He said paying fines was cheaper and faster than getting permits first, and because he wanted construction to start in a few months.
He said he would pay for these improvements with a $50,000 DOE Grant which was specifically given the City for Storm-water, not Parks.
He told the Park Board he would tear down the Yates Log Cabin if need be, to make space for a play shelter and/or the ball field. FYI- the cabin was donated to the City, disassembled and restored by Bates Carpentry class, and foundation and restoration materials paid for by the City,
The Park Board engaged in a little “preliminary” work, then stalled in adding the mayor’s project to their 2012 work schedule, thus protecting the City and Mayor Sun from the consequences of going forward with his decisions.
Three illegal or unethical actions were PROPOSED by Mayor Sun: A) filling wetlands without a permit, B) diverting grant funds, and C) disregard of or misuse of public property.
Mayor Sun also failed to vet his proposed Parks project through the Council (which sets the City Budget and approves Capital Facilities), or through any public comment process prior to giving the Park Board this assignment.
This evidence may not have been cited in the Recall, but I think it shows Cy Sun’s disregard for state and federal law, his intent to disregard adopted City procedures and policies, and a disdain for transparency and public participation in government.
This is just one of the many “Whys” I will cast my ballot in favor of recalling Mayor Cy Sun
And when I add up all the “harm” he has done, it far outweighs the “good” he has done. Bottom line—-He may be a “good man”, but by the evidence of his actions, he did not do a “good job” as Pacific’s Mayor.
Posted by Jeanne Fancher,
Pacific City Signal Editor, 60+ year resident, and 40+ year Voter.
Terry Home Inc “Show and Shine” Moves to Pacific City Park in August!
500 Hot rods, Custom and Vintage cars are expected at FREE August 17th Event. Live Music on the Park Stage.
Sales of Car Show T-shirts, a Charity Raffle, a portion of BBQ Lunch sales, and Car-owners Entry Fees help cover non-profit Terry Homes Inc annual Operating expenses.
“Terry Homes”, in Pacific and Auburn. are residential boarding homes for young adults (18-45ish) recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).
posted by PCS Editor, 6/4/13
Pacific Council Workshop Reviews DRAFT Ordinance to “Delete” Non-profits Licensing Fee Exclusion in Pacific Municipal Code. “City Park Rental Fee” Waiver Sought for Terry Home Car Show.
Video available at http://youtu.be/zmjcuMNwVBc
June 4, 2013
Last Night, Monday June 3rd, Pacific’s City Council refined the above DRAFT ordinance amending the Pacific Municipal Code for business licensing.
Ordinance 2013-1845 is Intended to remover the licensing waiver now in effect for Non-profits, fraternal groups, and religious organizations. An accompanying Fee schedule amendment would add a “$10 fee” (schedule was discussed in previous meetings).
Language to exclude “emergency (humanitarian) services” during a declared disaster was considered and drafted.
Public Comment will be taken at the Second Reading of the proposed Ordinance at the Council Meeting next week,
The Council was also briefed by Council President Guier on a request from the Terry Home for a waiver of park rental fees for an August 17th Car Show in Pacific City Park. The show is an annual fund-raiser to help finance living expenses and services for young adults with Traumatic Brain Injuries, who reside at Terry Home I in Pacific, and at Terry Home II in Auburn.
500 vintage cars and hot rods are expected on August 17th at City Park. Ms. Guier, who is a member of the Terry Home Board, said the non-profit does not charge event “admission”. It charges an entry fee to car owners. There will be free live music on the Park Stage. A BBQ “lunch” will be available for purchase. Terry Home will sell Car show t-shirts and have a charity raffle.( I have attended the event when It was held at the Auburn Eagles Hall. I will post a photo from 2010).
The “waiver” was moved forward to next week’s Business Meeting Agenda.
Public Comments will be taken June 10th, 2013, 6:30 PM, Pacific City Hall Council Chambers, 100 3rd Ave SE, Pacific WA 98047.
Follow both discussions via video shot last night, at
Posted by PCS Editor.
Monthly (July ) Puyallup River/ Mount Rainier Lahar Siren Test, at Noon Today. July 3rd. Do you have Questions? Please Call Pierce County Emergency Management at 866-977-2362.
Editor’s Note: PCS has attended almost every Council Meeting and Workshop since Mayor Sun took office in January 2012, and has posted Notes and Videos of these meetings.
Herbert “Cy” Sun and Donald “Don” Thompson differ in their interpretation of what happened and why it happened.
The crux of the Recall vote is “Which of these two men do you, as a Voter, believe is telling the truth?”
Running through the PCS reports in chronological order may help sort “fact” from “fiction”.
It may also help you decide if Mayor Sun’s campaign promise (getting rid of corruption) justified the means he used to achieve that promise.
Did Mayor Sun use “means” that followed or ignored codified policies and procedures? Did Mayor Sun act in a fair and impartial manor, or were his actions biased, discriminatory or self-serving?
Recall vote bottom line:
Do you believe Mayor Cy Sun acted within the legal authority of his Office, in the best interests of the residents, taxpayers, voters and City of Pacific, or do you believe he committed Misfeasance and Malfeasance in Office, in the end causing more harm than good?
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Pacific WA 5-27-2013
May 20, 2013 City of Pacific Council Workshop Videos
Workshop chaired by Council President Guier
Part 1, Agenda Changes and Additions,
Part 2, Skillings and Connoly Engineers supplement #11, “update” for Stewart Rd Project Management and Design services Contract
Part 3, More Skillings and Connoly Engineers Supplement#11 contract update
Part 4, Whistle Blower and Employees Complaints Investigations contracts
at: http://youtu.be/vTrLXITswFI ,
(FYI- This discussion was cut short so staff could print up additional information. See Part 10 for continued discussion).
Part 5, Finance/ Utilities Window Hours
Part 6, Public Works Seasonal Workers, Third Party Claims Administrator contract
Part 7, Request for Waver of (Utility) Late Fees and Penalties –Barber account
at : http://youtu.be/th-WvkIUtRY
Part 8, Requests for Waver of (Utility) Late Fees and Penalties – Santos account, and Shiber account . Discussion of Unpaid Overtime issue, with a council person commenting that it’s not yet a “council matter” (policy versus administering policy)
Part 9, Discussion of a residential Sewer line back-up, whose problem is it?
at : http://youtu.be/ns8YMxUFJj
Part 10, Discussion of Whistle Blower and Employment Practices complaints Investigation(s) contract continues.
Workshop adjourned to open a Special Meeting.
May 20, 2013 Special Meeting Video
Meeting chaired by Mayor Pro Tem McMahon, Mayor Sun was ill.
One Agenda Item:
Resolution to Approve a Whistle Blower and Employee Claims Investigations Contractor
May 24, 2013
PCS Editorial: “Noble Cause Corruption”
While listening to NPR this morning, I heard a reference to Noble Cause Corruption in a story about a film documentary about Wiki-leaks creator Julian Assange. The speaker said Assange’s behavior (of releasing very sensitive documents despite the consequences to innocent persons, of falsely characterizing an unrelated Swedish criminal indictment as “a plot to discredit him”, and of consequently hiding out in an embassy in London) exhibited “Noble Cause Corruption”. The film director said Asange thinks he can do no wrong because his cause (exposing government wrong-doings) is noble, The film director characterized his behavior as typical of Noble Cause Corruption.
So I looked up Noble Cause Corruption and found many, many links, most referring to the behaviors of police officers who gin up evidence or are otherwise corrupt or corrupting in their efforts to get convictions, and take out the alleged bad guys.
One professional police association’s blog had an extensive discussion of “Noble Cause Corruption”, and the 2 main ethical lines of thought that support or work-against “corrupted” police behaviors. See: http://www.policeone.com/chiefs-sheriffs/articles/2003646-Noble-cause-corruption-Do-the-ends-justify-the-means/
The police trainer’s advice to avoid Noble Cause Corruption was:
1) Follow Policies and Procedures (P&P): Every department has a standard set of P&P. When in doubt, especially if you’re a new, default to these tested and approved guidelines. At the very least, when Internal Affairs comes knocking at your door, you’ll not only be able to articulate how you did what you did, but more importantly why you did it.
2) Always Act Professionally (AAP): Sure, this sounds simple enough, but any seasoned professional knows how quickly rationality can be pushed aside by pride, stubborn goals, or adrenaline.
A Stanford University article on Corruption also caught my eye. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/corruption/. it outlined many forms of corruption, both illegal and under the radar.
After reading these articles„ it made Pacific’s Saga of “Mayor -v- Council”, and several recent statements by Mayor Sun, to the King5 reporter, regarding his role in Pacific’s increased legal bills, a tiny bit more comprehensible. (Mayor Sun said he had no responsibility for the ten-fold increase in the City’s legal fees & it was the Council who approved them. The Council President said the Council was responding to problems they didn’t create. .Http://www.king5.com/home/Legal-expenses-for-Pacific-skyrocket-during-mayor-Cy-Suns-term-207486031.html).
But why are there so many new legal bills?
I believe Mayor Sun is caught-up inextricably in his self-imposed role of crusader. But a “crusade” can go astray..
I think the public record will show that many attorney fees were incurred to defend the City against claims for actions taken by Mayor Sun (in his crusade against “corruption”,), or to force Mayor Sun to do his code-defined job of mayor—-of administering—- primarily to force him to institute approved budgets and hiring levels.
Why would Mayor Sun tell a King5-TV reporter he has no responsibility for legal fees, fees to defend his actions as mayor? He often says he is ridding the City of “corruption”, as he promised the voters. We can see his actions have financial consequences… but he denies them.
I’m no behavioral expert, but I think Mayor Sun thinks he is fighting a noble cause—- to rid the City of “corruption”. I think he feels his actions are entirely justifiable, because he is “noble” and therefore that what he does is right, no matter what he does, and no matter how much it costs the city.
Has “Noble Cause Corruption” sullied Pacific Politics?
It sure seems so—-and I may be completely misinformed and wrong, but several courts have upheld “grounds of misfeasance and malfeasance in office”, and have OK’d a recall election.
It remains for Pacific voters to decide IF Mayor Herbert “Cy” Sun will continue his Noble Cause, or if he will be removed from the Mayor’s Office
Posted by PCS Editor, Jeanne Fancher
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