By Brian Wright
Such was the case at last week’s meeting of the Maricopa City Council, when the ability of family members of council to serve on secondary boards and committees was debated.
Mayor Christian Price initiated a task force on boards, committees and commissions in one of his first acts as mayor, and that committee met with several members of those boards in meetings last month. In those meetings, suggestions were made to change the City’s current policies.
Task force members Price and council members Bridger Kimball and Julia Gusse agreed it was not in the city’s best interests to have family members of council serve on any the boards or committees.
This directly affected the family members of councilmember Marvin Brown (wife) and vice mayor Ed Farrell (mother).