Let's keep in mind that Kristine [LaLonde] represents the area around Belmont University and is also employed by Belmont University. The wishes of the university and the wishes of the neighborhood are often at odds. When she campaigned, Kristine pledged that she would remain impartial and not let her employment by Belmont influence her in her role as council representative.
In the wake of the controversy over Belmont's firing of Lisa Howe, I think Kristine has found that pledge impossible to fulfill. Many constituents in District 18 understood that before the election. It's too bad Ms. LaLonde only realized it after the fact.
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