PHOTO: Councilwoman Shea Brushed Off Of Confrontation By St. Louis County Police
Councilwoman Tammy Shea who had avoided censure about tens months ago was unable to avoid it for a second time and received an official reproach from the council about unprofessional behavior below the dignity of her office.
(Link to recent story with complete language of the Shea censure resolution)
At one point during the discussion, Bill Kennedy, a political operative and Shea supporter tried hard to distract the debate by holding up photographs during discussion of the resolution. According to comments by several members after the meeting, the strategy did not underscore a respect for process and may not have proven helpful in the long run.
VIDEO: Bill Kennedy Lower Left Desperately Attempts to Distract
The language of the Censure passed by the Wildwood City Council is as follows:
RESOLUTION OF CENSURE OF COUNCIL MEMBER TAMMY SHEA.
WHEREAS, Resolution 2018-11, a resolution of censure of Council Member Tammy Shea was considered by the City Council of Wildwood on April 23, 2018. This resolution was put forth due to erratic, threatening and unbecoming behavior on the part of Council Member Shea while interacting with employees of the city. Rather than passing the resolution, the matter was referred to an ad hoc committee of the City Council to mediate between the parties;
WHEREAS, the ad hoc Meditation Committee reported “some progress” between the parties and recommended that Resolution 2018-11 be postponed indefinitely. The City Council accepted the recommendation and took that action on September 10, 2018;
WHEREAS, despite the Council’s forbearance in 2018, Council Member Shea has continued to act in a manner beneath the dignity of the office of City Council Member with needlessly confrontational and demeaning behavior, lack of decorum and on several occasions a complete disregard of the City’s procedures, norms and rules;
WHEREAS, Council Member Shea has on several occasions used crude, threatening and inappropriate language in her personal attacks of the Mayor and other Council Members;
WHEREAS, Council Member Shea has not afforded herself of the opportunity provided by the City Council to avoid censure and redeem her behavior.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:
Section One. The City Council of the City of Wildwood hereby expresses its disappointment in the unacceptable conduct of Council Member Tammy Shea in conducting her official duties while interacting with the Mayor, fellow City Council Members, other City officials and members of the public.
Section Two. The City Council further expresses to Council Member Shea the desire that she conduct herself in a professional and dignified manner as becoming of the esteemed office of Council Member.
Section Three. The City Clerk is instructed to lodge this Resolution in the official records of the City.
Section Four. This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.