(OBSERVER-REPORTER) — A Washington councilman was reprimanded by the mayor Monday night for calling a friend gay while sending out an email testing a citywide alert system.
During Monday’s City Council agenda meeting, Mayor Brenda Davis asked Councilman Matt Staniszewski why he sent out a test alert of the city’s transit system using what she deemed an unprofessional remark.
The email read “Alert: This is an test. Brian is gay.”
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“This is inappropriate for the city of Washington,” she said, noting an individual who had signed up to receive such alerts was offended and contacted the city.