I suspect that letter to the editor was satire.
I don’t think so
It’s time to make good on Isitt’s promise to open the public treasury for the common good. Push forward on his plan for a municipal income tax. Cut the police budget and reallocate that money to social justice.
It's a pretty wild manifesto!
Satire is supposed to have a Swift-ian twist at the end. Unless the TC lopped it off for space. It reads sincere but somebody with the same name is listed as being with a big local investment firm.