Eric Hahn's letter (TNT, 5-22) attempting to tarnish Tacoma City Councilman Anders Ibsen for simply talking to him is the sort of partisan attack we don't need in Tacoma.
Ibsen has been very vocal in his support of increasing the minimum wage. He's also gone out of his way to talk to both allies and opponents about this issue. As such it makes perfect sense that he would contact Hahn, who is on the city's Minimum Wage Task Force.
Ibsen did not try to bribe Hahn, intimidate him or otherwise force him to change his opinion. For Hahn to try to turn Ibsen's contacting him into something nefarious shows that Hahn has a clear agenda that has nothing to do with an objective look at raising the minimum wage in Tacoma.
Quite simply, he's not doing his job. He's just using his position to attack someone he disagrees with. We deserve better representation on the Minimum Wage Task Force. Hahn should step down.