Only in Alameda

Russ Button says it shows “chutzpah” on the part of Councilmembers who broke the law to ask for a reimbursement for their costs in defending themselves against charges of tampering (“Now that’s what I call ‘chutzpah’,” July 4). What Button must be unaware of is the expression, “Only in Alameda.” For it is only in Alameda that two members of the Council can still hold their seats as Councilmembers after violating the City Charter. Why haven’t they been thrown off the Council?

The expression, “They’re all a bunch of crooks” certainly applies here. At least I think two are. 

Ashley Jones