by Stephanie Ross
|Kristi Fulnecky and some friends possibly violating the new Indecent Exposure Law (Courtesy: Facebook)|
“Kristi Fulnecky has been a high profile City Councilmember and hit the ground running after her election.
“She is in favor of posting our national motto, in favor of strengthening and clarifying nudity laws, and has been a pro-family values public official.
“Along the way, she has tweaked some noses in high places. Now it is payback time.
“She says what she thinks, and is entitled to make public comments. She may not always be politically correct.
“She is a dedicated public servant and has never acted intentionally or knowingly in violation of her Oath. She will vigorously defend all allegations against her.”
The mayor of the city shall, subject to confirmation by the city council, appoint a person to act as a hearing examiner to determine if a councilmember has willfully and knowingly violated provisions of this section. Such person shall have jurisdiction over alleged violations of this section when such matters are referred to him by a majority vote of the city council, provided the city council shall not consider any matter for referral unless three councilmembers sign a request that the city council consider a matter to be referred to the hearing examiner. He shall serve for a term of two years and be licensed in the state to practice law and shall be a resident and registered voter of the city.
The hearing examiner shall hold no other office or employment with the city and shall have the power to subpoena documents and witnesses to a public hearing held before the hearing examiner in accordance with all of the requirements of due process, provided the hearing examiner shall endeavor to make such hearing informal. The hearing examiner shall make written findings of fact and conclusions of law based thereon as it relates to a determination concerning the propriety of the conduct of the councilmember.
Sanctions. If the hearing examiner shall make a determination that the conduct of a councilmember was improper, the city council, based upon the written findings, conclusions and determination of the hearing examiner, may institute appropriate action for censure, suspension or removal from office of the councilmember.