Zinkin incident is news - The Explorer: Letters To Editor

Zinkin incident is news

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 4:00 am

In the Nov. 20 edition of The Explorer, two letter writers express concern over an article written about Oro Valley Councilman Mike Zinkin and his failure to report an accident that occurred at CDO High School. I find it interesting that both letter writers take issue with the reporting, but do not defend Zinkin’s actions. It is apparent to me that they know Zinkin was wrong, but they needed some way to deflect and otherwise distract the community from looking at an elected official that definitely has serious character flaws.

Their bottom line: “why was this even reported on?” The answer is simple. Mike Zinkin is an elected official who represents the residents of Oro Valley. He votes on ordinances, policies and priorities that can affect all of us. He should be expected to exercise sound judgment while carrying out his duties as an elected official. His behavior and lack of integrity in this incident is reflective of who he is and is indicative of how he governs. Obviously, without concern for ethical decision-making, it is apparent that he feels that the rules don’t apply to him and when he is caught he is quick to blame others. In short, this is news, and I appreciate Chris Flora and The Explorer for providing important information to our community so we can hold our elected officials accountable for their actions.

 

Dale Chastain,

Oro Valley

© 2014 The Explorer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • cfox2001 posted at 1:51 pm on Wed, Dec 4, 2013.

    cfox2001 Posts: 8

    Is this the Dale Chastain who is a developer? Any conflict of interest in supporting council members who might wish to see Zinkin, Gardner, and Burns off the council?

     

Kino College

Kino CollegeEnroll today: http://www.kinocollege.com/

MOS: Back To School

We asked the community about the new school semester starting.

Spacer4px

Follow us on Facebook