Councilmember Kent Boyle was on the radio Thursday afternoon to discuss the admonishment of Mayor Rick Hansen. He spoke with host Ken Schram on his show on KOMO 1000. Go ahead and click here to take you to the link, then click on the listen button to hear it yourself.
You learn a couple things from listening. One, although Mr. Hansen has apologized, been embarrassed, said it won’t happen again, and gone to sensitivity training, Mr. Boyle still feels the need to go on the radio and chastise him for his behavior. It’s time he moves on like the rest of us.
Second, you learn that when Mr. Hansen put his hands on Mrs. Martineau’s shoulders, Boyle witnessed it. Boyle says in the audio that he felt “as far as I was concerned, that situation was over with.” Boyle and Martineau are friends and were allies on the council. He endorsed her during her failed bid to actually win an elected seat. It makes you wonder why she even stood up at the meeting the other night. It must have been a case of sour grapes because she lost the election. Or possibly, maybe she doesn’t want her father, Bill Hilton, to win election for state representative because we don’t know how her actions could possibly help him.
The audio is worth a listen, if only to try and answer this question: Why would a sitting councilmember feel the need to go on the radio after this situation has been dealt with and continue to bring negative attention to our community?