Puyallup has often been plagued by lawsuits. Many would say they have been the result of corrupt or incompetent leadership. As you can see below, as a candidate, District 1 Councilman John Hopkins attempted to be the champion of ending costly litigation.
“I believe the City has squandered money on pointless litigation…”
-Candidate John Hopkins, 2011 Pierce County Voters Pamphlet
“Against – Excessive and Expensive Litigation”
-Candidate John Hopkins, 2011 “June Brochure”
“Establish good risk management to eliminate expensive litigation. Done.”
-Candidate & Councilman John Hopkins, 2013 Campaign Info Card
“We are now basically law suit free… YEAH!”
-Candidate & Councilman John Hopkins, 10/1/13 www.electjohnhopkins.com
With that job apparently “done” he has changed tactics and is now soliciting for new lawsuits.
For months the business community, voters,staff, and even likely from the city’s own attorneys had warned the council, but it seems that he is incapable of taking sound advice.
The following new and costly lawsuit is presented without further comment.