We have grown accustomed to prevaricating politicians. Candidates who claim to adhere to the principles of fiscal responsibility only to join in the spending feeding frenzy, low taxers who raise sales taxes...the list goes on and on.
What we aren't accustomed to, and will never become accustomed to are politicians who shamelessly, unscrupulously and directly lie to the people and a media that fails to call them to account.
Witness Mayor Mallory and his sycophants. For weeks they have been peddling a lie that some unnamed "State Law" precludes the use of parking proceeds for general fund expenditures absent the parking plot.
They told this lie even though the City Manager sent the Mayor and Council and "FYI Memo" in December of 2012 stating explicitly that Council need only pass an ordinance redirecting parking funds to the general fund. Read that memo here.