There are three additional letters published here that did not make the Town Crier's Sept. 25 print edition due to space constraints.
Is Mordo promoting anarchy or autocracy?
In his letter published in the Town Crier, Jean Mordo asserts that since city council members are “amateurs,” their subordinates (“professionals”) are entitled to ignore them (“Former LA mayor defends city manager,” Sept. 11).
Having 100% agreement between manager and subordinate is unnecessary and, in fact, is undesirable. However, refusing to do what he is ultimately ordered to do is called insubordination – a recipe for anarchy and worse.