I read your article about Commissioner Kirkpatrick trying to get her brother to be the lead interior designer for the Waxhaw Town Hall without openly telling people she was doing this. I also watched the DVD of the meeting. I have never seen such poor behavior by an elected official ever.
Commissioner Kirkpatrick was screaming at people in the audience at the meeting, she was going on tirades, she called Commissioner Lane a liar when he called her out and said he wouldn’t vote for Warren Techentin architects because Erin’s brother was listed as the lead interior designer for the Waxhaw Town Hall. Yet it was right there in writing. What Commissioner Lane said was true. Commissioner Kirkpatrick made that meeting a spectacle, and Mayor Gardner let her. The mayor should have stopped the bad behavior, yet she let the screaming and tirades by Commissioner Kirkpatrick go on for over 30 minutes. It was disgusting. Mayor Gardner is obviously showing true favoritism to her friend Commissioner Kirkpatrick. On that video, I watched people speak during public speaking where Mayor Gardner let them go on and on. She let Commissioner Kirkpatrick go on and on. Yet at the end of the meeting, someone got up to speak, had proof with e-mails and the request for proposal of what Commissioner Kirkpatrick was doing, her unethical behavior, and the mayor’s involvement in it, Mayor Gardner told this person to wrap it up not even two minutes into speaking. Mayor Gardner continually challenged this resident because this speaker was speaking truth about the unethical actions of Commissioner Kirkpatrick and Mayor Gardner. Mayor Gardner didn’t even stop the rude, elderly lady in the audience who was waving a steel flashlight at the girl speaking. It was a circus. Thankfully, this person finished her piece, proving that both Commissioner Kirkpatrick and Mayor Gardner have been working towards this goal together of getting Commissioner Kirkpatrick’s brother in to interior design the Waxhaw Town hall without letting anyone else know it was her brother. By the time I finished watching the DVD, I was completely disgusted. I am asking the rest of our commissioner’s to remove Commissioner Kirkpatrick and Mayor Gardner from their positions. Our town is better than this. We don’t need their unethical behavior and low moral standards to ruin our town.