The reason for recalling councilors Justin Katz and Robert Coulter is simple: not acknowledging that being a town councilor has serious responsibilities and that they are answerable to town residents. Their major responsibility is understanding problems and then creating a plan to solve them. Signers of the petition know they have failed to do this. Also, those who did not sign the petition, fearing retribution, know this as well.

Katz has outlined some challenges facing Tiverton: personnel, landfill, Bay Street, roads, and their old standby, taxes. Instead of taking action on these challenges, they instead challenge taxpayers at every opportunity by using political stunts.

Here are some of their stunts:

Board of Canvasser’s requested Independent Counsel: They feel the solicitor is not impartial. Katz interfered by inserting an agenda item to stall their request.

Second Amendment sanctuary town: A circus initiated by Katz as a distraction from the recall election.

Rescue Vehicle: Acquiring a new vehicle for citizen safety would be an easy decision. They lack decision making ability, so they waited until the budget election was over.

Limit Public Speaking to Speed Up Meetings: Long meetings are their fault. You would think they would have done a better job at their meetings outside of council chambers, so discussions would be of a limited nature when the council is meeting.

Appointment of Interim Solicitor: While on the subject of outside meetings, this appointment fits right in. From the outset of the meeting, the Tiverton Taxpayers Aassocation council members were ready to select Giovani Ciccione without discussion as their minds were made up before the meeting started.

We’re Doing Good Work: This is their new response on a website they just created. Their body of work contradicts this, and even their dwindling number of supporters now see through them and will vote to remove them.

They obviously have not grown into their positions. They are not acting in the best interests of Tiverton residents. Removing Katz and Coulter is the obvious choice.

Sanford Mantell

Tiverton