Friday, January 8, 2010
Sad Day for South Pasadena
The City Council was unmoved by a unanimous outpouring of support for Police Chief Dan Watson on January 6 and voted to proceed with not renewing his contract. They knew he would retire, and he has. There is no transparency here. For unknown reasons, the Council wanted Watson out, but they won't say why. They chose to do this right after the November election and during the holiday season, so it would not attract much attention. This is old-style back-room politics at its finest. Shame on them.