Bold move made in Pacific police chief ouster
June 6, 2012 · Updated 5:10 PM
Finally, the City of Pacific can move on from all the drama ex-Police Chief Calkins brought to this city.
Former mayor Richard Hildreth should have had the guts to let him go a long time ago, and his failure to do so – as well as plenty of his other actions and inactions – shows just how much of a typical politician he was and still is.
I commend Mayor Sun for taking care of business even while catching flak from this paper and elected/appointed leaders in this city. The majority in this city voted in a guy who would make the tough decisions and not necessarily the most popular ones. And we chose this over political experience.
The status quo will continue to complain and call for his ouster, but the people who matter, the ones who are on the outside of the the circle of power, should continue to give him a chance to do exactly what he said he would do.
– Kevin Cline