WELLINGTON, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – Marcia Radosevich, a member of the Wellington citizen board, is facing harsh criticism after giving a Nazi one-armed salute at a meeting.
According to WPTV-TV, Radosevich has apologized and offered to resign.
The Palm Beach Post reports that Radosevich gave the salute and said “Heil Hitler” while the board was discussing the powers of village staff members. The salute was directed toward the village’s planning and development services director, Tim Stillings, who she felt would have too much independent power.
Stillings said he was “taken aback” by Radosevich’s gesture. “It becomes uncomfortable when you’re dealing with an issue whether it’s a board member or the public and they make it personal,” Stillings told the Palm Beach Post. “There’s an attachment of you as a person to the discussion. That’s all that bothered me – that it became personal and not about the issue.”
The paper went on to report that Radosevich tried to brush it off and apology to Stillings “if that offended you” and move on with the meeting.
Radosevich did eventually release a statement issuing a sincere apology to Stillings, the rest of the council, and the citizens.
The council is still not going to ignore the fact that she made the salute and her position may be on the line.
Radosevich was appointed by Councilman Matt Willhite in 2012. “We don’t have the ability to kick people off,” Willhite told the Palm Beach Post.
If Radosevich’s does not resign, her term ends in May.
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