Sue Chan takes the easy way out on Kimber Park decision

7 Dec

City councilmember Sue Chan took the easy way out at the city council meeting yesterday. Rather than take a stand and vote for either side, Sue Chan ducked and stated that she would recuse herself because her husband, a dentist, would lose potential referrals from Kimber Park clients.

The common reasons to recuse oneself from a public decision is due to either a possible conflict of interest or lack of impartiality. Sue Chan cited neither reason to recuse herself.

Was this just a convenient way to get out of making a tough decison when a election was looming? What do you think? Vote in the poll below



5 Responses to “Sue Chan takes the easy way out on Kimber Park decision”

  1. MikeTeeVee December 7, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    Following that logic, she would have to recuse herself from all voting.

  2. Bill_Fremont December 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Where is the courage in our elected officials? Sue Chan is hiding behind bogus reasons to recuse herself. This is a disgrace to our city.

  3. freemont December 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    SUe Chan has avoided conflict in the past. Not by recusing herself specifically, but, certainly by being noticeably absent at a critical vote.

  4. fremontpolitics December 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    Link to Artz’s article in the paper:


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