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Councilman to Bookmeyer: “Stop personal attacks”

Don Nelson of the Mason City Park Board
Don Nelson of the Mason City Park Board
MASON CITY – Mason City councilman Don Nelson has asked Mayor Eric Bookmeyer to stop personal attacks between council members.

In a letter from Nelson to Bookmeyer, City Administrator Brent Trout, and the rest of the Council, Nelson reminded Bookmeyer of his duties as Mayor. “Two of your specific duties, as listed in the Municipal Policy Leaders Handbook, are 1. Generally prevent irrelevant or frivolous debate or discussion and 2. Maintain order and decorum.”

Nelson said in the letter that at the June 21st council meeting, Bookmeyer’s allowing Council members Janet Solberg and Travis Hickey to make “personal comments directed toward Council person Weaver was extremely inappropriate.”

At that meeting, Councilman Jeff Marsters asked the Mayor to stop personal attacks. Mayor Bookmeyer responded at that time that “I personally did not think they were really personal attacks.”

Nelson reminded Bookmeyer of his campaign promises. “What happened to your campaign promises of Diligence, Decorum and Discipline?”

Nelson says the attacks must stop, and that they reflect badly on both the council person making the attacks as well as the mayor for allowing it to happen.

“The whole incident was an embarrassment to our City Council and our community; personal attacks need to stop Mayor, not a positive reflection on your leadership.”

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