Sunday, April 19, 2009


There's a story on the AP about a Mayor in the sate of Michigan regarding a speeding ticket. The Mayor said a warning wasn't enough after he was stopped for speeding. So he asked for a ticket instead - and got it.

From the article:
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts was pulled over Monday on the way to City Hall for going 45 mph in a 40 mph zone. The officer told him to watch it next time.

Fouts says he was uncomfortable the entire day with just a warning, thinking it might be construed as favoritism. So he called the deputy police commissioner and demanded the ticket.

Police delivered it to Fouts' office and Fouts paid the $100 fine.

Fouts told The Detroit News that he "had to set an example."

So why would I post this episode on the Blog? Well, when is the last time you heard of a speeding ticket issued in Kingston? If there were, would our own public officials be as willing to be treated as the rest of the public? Hats off to Mayor Fouts!


Anonymous said...

You know damn well that favoritism runs rampant in Kingston. The word of mouth incidents connected to officials gets around much more than what the papers reveal. I could put examples here, but why titillate your readers with rehashed urban legends. Nice to see a Mayor somewhere is setting the example as he stated.

Anonymous said...

Funny that doing the right thing is news worthy.
What has the world come to?

Rebecca Martin said...

Dear Neighbors,

Today was a glorious day at City Hall. After six months of planning, the cedar log raised bed has been installed and we are ready for ground breaking on Wednesday.

If you have never brought a picnic to City Hall to take in the mountains of the Catskills, I encourage you to. We had several residents come with blankets and picnics to sit by the garden. You must try it. It's really a great spot.

Here is the story, and pictures of everyone's great work.

Thanks. See you Wednesday.

Rebecca Martin