The public’s business, anybody listening? – The Ukiah Daily Journal

Back in 1997, Gary Milliman, who at the time was Fort Bragg’s City Manager, and I were talking about a problem he was facing regarding conflicts and ethics over his involvement with the Skunk Train. I’ll skip the details but at best his actions were highly questionable. Anyway during our discussion he said that one of the major difficulties with the local governmental process was “the public’s business had to be conducted in front of the public.”

By the way, a short time following our conversation Milliman resigned his Fort Bragg post to accept the job as Skunk Train president. He would later leave the Skunk, move to Oregon and serve for many years as the City Manager in Brookings.

While others may be astonished that someone who had served as a City Manager in five cities, was Southern California’s Director for the League of California Cities, including stints as a City Council member and  newspaper editor would be appalled at his…

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