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Tacoma City Council creates troubling conflicts with utility board choice

WASHINGTON, Pierce CD — The appointment of Tacoma Councilman Ryan Mello’s employee to the TPU board is not a good look. Loading boards and commissions with associates or subordinates undermines public trust…But here’s what’s troubling: City Councilman Ryan Mello also works for the Conservation District, as its executive director. That makes him Cooley’s boss.

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