September 22, 2009
I would like to clarify my position as presented in Carolyn Sackariason’s recent article on the appropriateness of the appointment of Chairman Ron Erickson’s son, Nicholas, to the Wheeler board.
I in no way implied that either Ron or his son had any undue influence in the appointment. That decision was made by City Council. I believe the council intended, as always, to appoint someone who really wanted to serve. I merely expressed that it may be difficult to defend future actions of the board to the public as being completely transparent.