Ralph Moore, thank you for your letter to the editor in the Oct. 2 edition. Guilty as charged, you are correct, I did submit three requests to the Washington State Auditor’s Office on Nov. 9, 2011, after the campaign to receive outside guidance and their opinion, and after seeing that none of the issues I raised would be addressed by the city council, which you were part of at the time along with Jerry Phillips. These requests were included with the auditor’s regular visit a year later.

During that year Jerry was removed as chair of the Lodging Tax committee, Jerry no longer sat on the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau board, the Lodging Tax meetings were publicized, the city council was briefed by staff about remote interests and recusals became the norm on the city council. The auditor’s note in the debriefing was that the city was not following its LTAC process and that was pretty much it.

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