Much ado about nothing? Archibong should have never paid her brother out of her council budget. She should have not done that. Period! It speaks to her character and she is an attorney. Archibong has paid multiple relatives before on the taxpayers dime. Pass throughs, consultant, mailers, pamphlets what ever. Any one can steal a sign. I bet if you asked all the candidates in Atlanta they will say there signs have been stolen. She settled for a reason because she did not want the investigation to uncover other unethical lapses.
Khs11. No one said it was not ok to show your support for a candidate. But you made an insinuation that her opponents may be behind it or to be exact "to put their lackeys on alert". How rude! Catch the yard sign thieve and prosecute them but don't make incendiary comments about her opponents supporters.
Looks staged to me like an SNL episode. Old fashioned political B.S. My gut tells me that this person was not working on the behalf of any of Archibong's opponents. Seems like a campaign's desperate attempt to create a silly yard sign raucous to get attention. BTW Just because some moron grabbed a yard sign should not imply that one of her opponents was behind it. We have just entered political silly season!
Why did she pay her brother our money it is very clear that City Councilmembers should not pay immediate family members. Why did it take an ethics charge and five years for her to admit it? What did her brother provide the city and/or her office to deserve the money? What is the constituent services she states? Why would he provide services and not profit from it? I just don't understand why anyone would defend her actions.
This is not Natalyn Archibong's first ethics hiccup when it come to paying her family with city funds. Her niece was paid $5,000 to draft a booklet on office procedures. What a waste apparently she did not put councilwoman should not pay family members out of her council budget. After 12 years of complacency she must go. Anytime some one receives $11,000 dollars for services we don't know is pretty beneficial.
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