The mayor and council are making a big mistake by not releasing the report they commissioned regarding the April 2004 firehouse anti-gay harassment incident. They are now making a bigger mistake by attempting to correct this mistake without admitting they made a mistake by commissioning the investigation in the first place.
Let’s face it, the mayor and council know from reading this report much more than they believe the public has the right to know at this point in time. There is an old saying that goes something like this “It’s not how much you know that counts but how much you know that nobody else knows.”
Apparently, by not releasing this report the mayor and council do not want the public to know how much they know and are justifying their position under the guise of advice of legal council.
In all do respect to the legal council that advice the mayor and council to take this position at this point in time. I’m sure their advice has been well thought out by all concerned not to offend anyone. However, its common knowledge that sometimes you hire a lawyer not to tell you what you can do, you hire him to do what you want him to do. Why delay the inevitable? Why have everyone speculating what is in the report? The report will eventually be released. If not by you it will trickle out by others that claim to be in the know. Just release the report and let the chips fall where they may. You cannot be all things to all people.