Reinstatement Of Chief Stewart
This petition calls for the reinstatement of the Mannington Chief of Police, Brian Stewart by a veto of the city council vote. We want this vote deemed null and void and the issue to be revisited when the stay home order is no longer in effect and the community as well as the Chief have the opportunity to be heard in an open and fair forum. This is intended not only for the residents of the City of Mannington, but other supporters that have businesses in town or do business with the city, who disagree with Council's decision to terminate our Chief and the manner in which it was conducted.
This petition is based on following:
Chief Stewart was not afforded the opportunity to fight for his job. He attended the online meeting but was not given the floor to dispute whatever causes were being leveled against him. He had the right to refuse the executive session and have this issue heard in a public forum before the members of the community and was denied that right by the city Council.
This action was instigated by the Mayor of Mannington, yet no one citizen was personally contacted by their Council representatives for comment or opinion. This action affects the safety of the community and our voices should have been heard.
Furthermore, "We the People" are words that remind us that our elected officials work for us. They are there to represent us. This does not give them permission or ultimate authority to make important decisions on our behalf without first allowing the community to voice their concerns, suggestions and input.
Please join us in signing this petition to remind the city government exactly who it is they work for.