John Kysylyczyn, former mayor of Roseville, was back in town. There was a John K. sighting at the Anoka City Council meeting February 20, 2007. He and an unidentified cohort stayed for a meeting-after-the-meeting at 12:30 am with Mayor Bjorn Skogquist.
Anoka has not been without outside assistance in layering in dysfunctional attitudes and dynamics. There is Mike Gundlach from Prior Lake (that's another story). And for the last six years there has been John Kysylyczyn (John K.) from Roseville.
As recently as December 15, 2006 the Tribune was reviewing his time as mayor (2000-2004):
"His term had been marked by lengthy meetings, battles over procedure, personal bickering, unexplained absences and quibbles with the city manager."
John comes off as very nice and personable at first; he's a Boy Scout at-large after all. However, researcher #7 gave this report: after 15 minutes she had to excuse herself as his language continued too colorful for a lady to forbear. To his mother's credit, perhaps, he did blush mightily.
John K.'s time in Roseville was marked by ethics complaints and calls for his resignation.
He "meddled in day-to-day operations of the city, intimidating staff and attempting to take on responsibilities for which he was not elected and for which he had no education, training or experience."
Right here would be a good place to discuss the whole bad-historic-reenactment of pre-reform govt. dynamic we see in these dysfunctional cities. But that deserves to be a series.
Sources have spotted him in the audience over at Maplewood's extreme dysfunctional council meetings as well.
John K's misfortune was to be typecast, and it wasn't pretty.