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Public apology for Kelly Barrette from Mayor Glickstein

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On behalf of all Delray Beach citizens who deserve a voice in their city, help Kelly get a public apology from Mayor Glickstein.  The Mayor should show respect to his constituents, whether he agrees with them or not.  See her letter below:

"On Tuesday, September 16, I was nominated for a volunteer advisory board, The Historic Preservation Board, by Commissioner Mitch Katz. 
Mayor Cary Glickstein used the discussion of my nomination to disparage my qualifications and distort the content of my private text message from which he took umbrage, to further assail my character and hurl personal insults at me. I was not permitted the opportunity to respond to his accusations or correct his inaccuracies.  I had no warning of the Mayor's intention to publicly humiliate me or his objection to my nomination. Several neighbors and friends had written in support of the Mayor nominating me to the Planning and Zoning Board, and no one had heard back anything negative.


As a long time supporter of Mayor Glickstein, it's deeply disturbing that he would resort to using his official office to demean me - a politically active neighbor who has supported his agenda, campaigns and even extended friendship to him.  As a result of his emotional tirade, many who witnessed it or learned of it, have confided to me that they would never consider of applying for an advisory board, for fear of a public-flogging.


Mayor Glickstein's inability to tolerate criticism, to control his temper and his misuse of his office as a bully pulpit for the public berating of citizens, fellow commissioners and City staff who disagree with him, is unacceptable. 


I am demanding a full, public apology from Mayor Glickstein, and I hope you will support my effort  because no one attending a City Commission should ever be subjected to such uncivil treatment by an elected City Official of Delray Beach.  Please write an e-mail asking Mayor Cary Glickstein to apologize to Kelly Barrette:  glickstein@mydelraybeach.com"



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