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Loretta Van Norstrand: Resign, Kaminski

Thursday’s front-page article should send up a red flag for all who care about principled government in Steamboat Springs. Either Kevin Kaminski will uphold city laws as he took an oath to do when he was elected, or he will try to bend the rules for personal advantage.

Mr. Kaminski should immediately step down from City Council.

Residency is not a “complex issue” – either he and his family live in the district where he was elected to serve or they don’t. If they do not and he chooses to fabricate his residency by moving into an apartment, then we all must question whether Mr. Kaminski condones bending the rules not only for himself, but perhaps for favored residents and groups that will come before him in the future.

As for Alan Lanning, the new city manager, his recommendation to Mr. Kaminski will set the tone for his tenure in office. Will he do the right thing, or will he justify bending the rules? Will he insist that not only the letter of the law be upheld, but that the spirit of the law be upheld as well?

Unless Mr. Kaminski wishes to sell his home in District 2 and move back into the district for which he was elected, he should resign.

Loretta Van Norstrand

Steamboat Springs

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