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Matt Westerhold • Sep 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM

It will be interesting to see city commissioners wrestle now with the city's labor attorney concerning a decision to reinstate a fired police officer. The rehiring went almost unnoticied during the public portion of a commission meeting earlier this month, and city commissioners did not appear concerned. Now commissioner Julie Farrar wants a closed-door session with labor attorney Mark Fishel, and commissioner Jeff Smith is backing her up.

It's an uncomfortable call-out coming from Farrar, given her union campaign contributions and union connections. Fishel has dodged and ducked legitimate inquiries from the Register in the past in irritating ways. He very might well deserve to be on the hot seat, but Farrar leading the charge as the union contracts all are expiring smells like a dirty diaper.

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