Congratulations on your editorial of Oct. 18, in which you point out with great accuracy the main stumbling block in choosing a police chief for the city of Brawley: Mayor Wayne Johnson.
As a Brawley resident, I can tell you that either Lt. Graham or Kuhn would make a great police chief. They are both honorable men with the best interest of the city at heart. Brawley would be proud with either one. The problem is the current mayor does not like either one of them because of his past relationship when he was a police officer with the city. Now, unfortunately, he is in a position to do something about it.
The city could issue a promotional exam and select an internal candidate. The selection panel could be made up of high- ranking local police enforcement officers who would review the applications and interview the top finalists. They would then make recommendations to the entire City Council for final selection.