Gary earlier today around 11AM, very rudely, hung up the phone on me after my 5th or 6th attempt to meet up with him and discuss the transition of the council.
His behavior was and is bizarre, unprofessional, discourteous, and dis-respectful. Despite what he may believe, I have never disrespected him in that or any manner.
I am continually shocked by the manner in which some he behaves.
I am not Lynn, and I don't wish to be compared to Lynn. I clearly indicated to him before him hung up on me that I am trying to meet with each councilperson in person (as was done 2 years ago) and we would have our caucus meeting after. Probably this week.
I specifically had wished to discuss his committee preferences and also have a serious conversation about the perceived slight that I am told that he has felt from me 2 years ago surrounding the courthouse and the pro-tempore vote. I had wanted to discuss that with him in person and clarify and apologize for my insensitivity. Since we are not meeting, I guess he will not receive my apology for that behavior.
However, it is clear, that he is unwilling to meet me, and discuss things. He has also not responded to my request for committee preferences. I had assumed that he would have wished to continue as Parks and Rec chair.
I am not giving him a chair.
I have just spoken to Cheryl Christiansen about her proposed appointment and confirmed that Gary's behavior will not and does not reflect on her. She said that she doesn't share his views on things, and is happy to be professional and keep the affairs separate.
I have a call and an email into Jack McCann regarding both this and Lynn's behaviors and attitudes, I will insist that he publicly support me and my position.
Let me be very clear, I am not happy with our phone call, and I will not be treated or addressed in that manner.
This boat has sailed, I am not trying to fix issues that aren't my doing or responsibility.
I am going to be making some very hard, serious, and possibly controversial decisions in the following days concerning all of these appointments. I absolutely need YOUR support and confidence.
I am not his boy, or the house nigger.