In my opinion, there should be no question about Brian Dawson’s immediate resignation from the DB-CSD. The fact that he has not already resigned says a lot about him as an individual only interested in himself.
It is unfortunate he has a mental health problem. It is too bad he says he can’t control himself and it is too bad he turned violent toward his family. No doubt it is a bad situation. But that does not change the fact that he should not be a DB-CSD director. Not resigning, under the circumstances, is selfish and arrogant.
This community deserves a fully staffed and functioning board to make the necessary decisions regarding our significant rate dollars and the environmental safety aspects of the water/waste treatment system. We don’t need impaired board members who exhibit irrational judgment and who are dealing with huge and ongoing legal/personal problems.
Dawson needs to quit playing victim and quickly and quietly resign so that he can deal with his legal, medical and family situations. Anything less than his immediate resignation demonstrates an injustice to both our community and his family. This is a guy who needs to be thinking about others instead of his political ambitions. He blew it big time; his political career in Discovery Bay is over. He needs to move on and quit being an embarrassment to our community.
In my opinion, it was wrong for David Piepho and Mary Piepho to manipulate the system (they went against the will of the sitting majority) to seat him on the CSD in the first place. In addition, it was wrong for Dawson to run for election, knowing full well the potential problems and consequences related to his mental impairment without disclosing them.
As the sitting county supervisor who championed Dawson’s original CSD appointment, if Mary Piepho does not issue a public statement seeking his resignation, then she should consider herself unelectable next year. And she (or anyone else) should not claim this is a private matter. No way, not after our elected official is hauled off to jail for violence and not after he said what he said in this and other newspapers.
Jeff Barber, Discovery Bay