Earlier this week, City Councilwoman Jolanda Jones sent out a letter with nearly 70 names collected by firefighters expressing support for her advocacy about racial problems in the Houston Fire Department (more here).
Well, apparently, some of those whose names are on the letter didn’t actually sign the letter, and they are not happy about it.
There’s an affidavit in which the firefighters ask for a public apology and an investigation into how their names got on that letter. CM Jones then fired back. This is the sort of thing that could have been handled more privately and with a lower level of rancor if the relationship between Jones and Caynon not been so bad. Of course, if the relationship between the two of them been better, none of this would have happened in the first place.
I don’t know what to say about all that, but I will say this: Starting next week, I’m going to be interviewing Council members, now that I’ve done most of the non-incumbent candidates. You can be sure that the HFD saga will come up. Maybe I should try to schedule some time with Jeff Caynon as well.