City Councilor Ken Cockayne said the two politicians who voted against putting the chief operating officer proposal on the ballot and then signed petitions calling for a public vote are "trying to play it both ways."
Mayor Art Ward and Republican city Councilor Mike Rimcoski each gave the idea a thumbs down when the City Council voted on it last month.
But they subsequently signed petitions asking that the plan be placed on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.
"Typical politics as usual," Cockayne said.
Cockayne said that if Ward and Rimcoski had wanted the plan on the ballot, all they had to do was vote for it. That would have saved hundreds of people many hours of time and trouble, he said, gathering the required signatures to put the idea on the ballot.
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