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Ferry conflict

Posted: November 17, 2010 2:16 p.m.
Updated: November 18, 2010 4:30 a.m.

I am writing in response to Carl Anderson’s letter to the editor titled “Ferry should resign” (Oct. 26). I agree with Mr. Anderson, but feel he did not go far enough.

There was an article in The Signal some time ago regarding Ferry’s hiring of Dean Harrington to coach at Alemany High School and the recruitment of local high school football players. There was an article in the Daily News on Oct. 22 in the sports section, titled “Upon Further Review: Alemany has Santa Clarita feel to it.” You can find the article online.

This, to me, is a conflict of interest. We should stand for that. I have checked with our city manager, city attorney, district attorney and the fair political practice committee. They all agree that this is not a legal definition of conflict of interest. I believe that it is, at the very least, a moral conflict of interest. As a city councilman, he should put our city first.

If you had a son playing football at one of our high schools, would you want him to have the best chance to get a great scholarship? By recruiting the best coaches and football players to Alemany outside the city of Santa Clarita, Ferry is weakening our football programs.

If Ferry were just a school principal, I would not be writing this letter. But he is our city councilman and should think of Santa Clarita first. That is why I voted for him.

In addition, where is the outrage from the football people in our city?

If Ferry does not resign, then someone should start a recall movement. I will sign the papers.


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