So if it’s not a conflict if Eureka City Councilman Larry Glass has a years-long personal vendetta against a developer whose project he’s reviewing,
and not a conflict if Larry founded and fronted a group that exists solely to oppose the project,
and not a conflict if Larry distributed T-shirts and bumper stickers ridiculing the developer and his family,
and not a conflict if Larry personally funded a campaign aimed at undermining support for the development,
and not a conflict if Larry tried (and failed) to pursue criminal charges against the developer,
and not a conflict if Larry’s city council campaign was funded by the man who stands to lose the most if the development is approved,
then probably it’s also not a conflict if Larry serves as a director of an organization that is engaged in litigation against the city he represents, even if that litigation is aimed at reversing a decision of the city council on which Larry sits.
Sounds kind of slutty to us, but it must be legit.
After all, everyone knows how ethical politicians are.