This comes from a new commenter, who calls himself PartickinCary:
While the analysis of the ADA is interesting (though, being more than passably familiar with it – I should say incomplete…the ADA doesn’t guarantee rights to elected officials; the only reason it is raised here is that the county board referred to is as a review standard), it nevertheless is moot.
The only way you get to a vote is if the illness requirement has been met.
If there’s no “illness” – ADA ‘disability’ or not – then you don’t even vote on whether the board member can participate.
So it seems that Mr. Walkup has spent a lot of ink in support of what is and is not an ADA ‘disability’, but misses the point that even if there is a ‘disability’ the board can, and in this case did, vote to disallow participation.
This is not a legal issue.
This is a political issue.
And politics is not a pillow fight.
Veterans like Mr. Hammerand do, or should, know this.
Mr. Hammerand’s winter location has been known for years; nothing new to see.
And it has always been a political liability.
Until now, nobody bothered to take advantage of that liability to inflict pain.
I believe that this paradigm changed in the past 18 months as Mr. Hammerand found himself in need of choosing a faction, and ended up choosing the faction that became the minority.
I suspect that the minority will continue to find themselves marginalized as the wax holding the feathers is melted off.