Letter: South Portland Councilor Brad Fox should resign

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It is time for South Portland City Councilor Brad Fox to come clean, or get out, about allegations by Councilor Claude Morgan that he has been conducting business with his personal Gmail account instead of his city-issued email. It is deceitful and against city policy.

Fox has made no secret his stance on the proposed NGL application for propane storage at Rigby Yard. So why the need for communication outside the public eye? What is Fox trying to stir up behind the curtain? What is so difficult about understanding city policy and the need for full transparency? If Fox is unable to comprehend this simple policy, why does he think he should be entrusted to tackle real issues?

Fox told The Forecaster “I don’t know what Councilor Morgan is talking about.” Further in that same article, Fox is quoted as saying “I’m not asking anyone to discuss anything online. I’d be more worried if I was the responder.” So what is it? He’s admitted personal email use, yet doesn’t know what Morgan is talking about?

Fox’s disregard for written policy should be a wake-up call to the people of South Portland. Fox clearly only has his own agenda as a priority, and he is willing to subvert the process in order to see it achieved. The unethical behavior should be met head on by the council and by the citizens of South Portland, and Fox’s resignation should be the outcome.

Ernie Stanhope
South Portland