“…a serious lack of integrity and ethical behavior”

by Steve, July 15th, 2009

That’s the summary of how Tom Potter feels about Sam Adams, but you’ll want to read in full his scathing letter to the editor at Just Out.

“Potter may not have lit the city on fire during his one term that ended in 2008. But he retained a strong reputation for integrity,” writes Nigel Jaquiss in Willamette Week.

Potter ominously cites the fear many people have in coming out against Adams. “Today, there are many people who are afraid to speak out against Mayor Adams,” writes Potter, “yet feel they were duped by him.”

(Other elected officials I’ve spoken with have alluded to this as well. Obviously, this is about more than just Adams. It’s about the network that put him in City Hall. Potter is the only Mayor in recent history who didn’t come from that network.)

Potter may not be young and “hip” but he’s hip to what’s going on here: “This recall question is about honest government, an honest City Council and an honest Portland.”

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