Letter to the editor: Peconi unqualified to be mayor

July 24, 2018

Peconi unqualified

Arnold Mayor Karen Peconi’s record speaks for itself. Her latest blunder may be the worst, but it’s certainly not the first.

Upon election, she immediately demoted the first female chief of police to install a friend.

In 2017, she granted police officers -- including her son -- paid leave without approval from council, costing $20,000. When a council member accused her of malfeasance, she picked a fight with him, then had him cited for “assault” because he pushed back.

She demanded access for herself and her police chief to all city offices, records and files without regard to policy, procedure or confidentiality.

She thinks it is appropriate to use fire hoses on peaceful protesters.

Her behavior shows that she is terribly unqualified as a leader and should resign. It is a waste of taxpayers’ money to bring this issue to the state level. If she truly cares about the city of Arnold and its residents, she would resign.

Katie Robson

New Kensington

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