WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Westbrook assistant city administrator apologized Tuesday for an email sent in February where he called a community art project the "dumbest f---ing idea" he had ever heard.
In an email chain, Westbrook Mayor Colleen Hilton, Assistant City Administrator William Baker, artist Michael Shaughnessy, City Administrator Jerre Bryant and City Planner Molly Just were discussing a sculpture project Shaughnessy was working on for the city's riverwalk. The project was to be birdhouses.
In an email just to Hilton, which was read out loud at a city council meeting Monday, Baker not only expressed his dislike for the project, but other things bothering him. In the email, he started with, "Here is what I wanted to say" and addressed it to the artist, Shaughnessy.