Mayor Mary Ann Lutz lashed out at Councilman Tom Adams Thursday over his comments about the controversial resignation of former Councilman Clarence Shaw, calling Adams' remarks "disingenuous" during a special council meeting held to decide the fate of Shaw's council seat and the city's elections.
Lutz addressed Adams' comments on Patch and elsewhere before the public hearings Thursday and pointed to Adams' own resignation in 2008 that he subsequently rescinded.
"I find it very disingenuous that Mr. Adams would make comments in public accusing people and discrediting individuals for making their own personal decisions, for changing their minds," Lutz said. "And that he would call something a 'big lie' when in fact by his own personal facts and his own actions in the past he has no credibility on such matters."
Adams has said Shaw's statements that he intended to run for the council were a "big lie" and accused him of pretending to run to discourage others from challenging Larry Spicer, his appointed replacement who is one of only two candidates running for two open council seats.