Over the past couple of weeks, there has been a lot of small-town gossip in the city of Selah. Things are heating up to the next level.

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Lately, there's been talk about the Selah city administrator who got into a verbal row (about the significance of supporting the Black Lives Matter movement) with the Yakima Assistant-Mayor and her step-father. That lead to the Yakima County NAACP writing a Letter to the Editor to condemn his behavior. That lead to the mayor of Selah defending the administrator in a public comment. All of this was happening whilst the City of Selah had children's "Black Lives Matter" street chalk drawings removed with street sweepers-TWICE. That led to many Selah residents showing up to draw an even larger than life-sized chalk drawing of "Black Lives Matter" in a parking lot on District property!

Whew!

Sometime after the initial altercation was reported on by the Yakima Herald, someone decided to go looking into the background of said administrator. They dug up the dirt, and well, let me tell you, it is pretty tawdry, indeed.

Now the City of Selah even has had their Twitter page hacked, purportedly by "Anonymous" social media vigilantes, who are demanding the administrator resign immediately! They have released photocopies of what they claim to show the Selah administrator's past scandalous dealings with a minor in another state.

Now there is a Change.org petition to have that councilman removed from office.

"The City of Selah must not, itself, be represented by such actions, or endorse them as acceptable by insisting on tax payers’ support." - Change.org petition, Tara Carter

Meanwhile, the Selah City Council is reportedly hosting a special session on Thursday, June 24, at 6 p.m. to discuss the recent conduct of a city employee, and some are saying this is about that particular administrator. The meeting will be in Executive Session, which means the public is not allowed to hear the discussion. Bummer. I would love to be a FLY ON THAT WALL!

"Executive Session: 60 Minute Session to evaluate complaints brought against a public employee – RCW 42.30.110 (1) (f) and review the performance of a public employee – RCW 42.30.110 (1) (g)" - City of Selah Agenda, June 24, 2020

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If you are wondering why I am not mentioning the name of the administrator, that is because I don't want to feel that person's wrath or incur the wrath of anyone else. I "don't want none of that smoke", as the kids say!

I do, however, want to let you know there is a Change.org petition to have that individual removed from office. It is a newsworthy piece of information, even if it can be considered, "gossip".

I'm not the one who gossips, so you ain't heard it from me!

Escandalo!

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