Creswell Budget Committee a family affair?

In the Feb. 15 edition of The Chronicle, in an article about the Creswell Budget Committee, a quote was not made clear. There was confusion as to whether Mayor Stram actually used the word “nepotism” in his interview; he did not. The sentence read: “Stram also said that the appointments ‘could certainly give that impression (of nepotism).’” Parentheses around words in quotes are used to clarify what is being discussed and to make it clear that words within parentheses are not actually the original speaker’s words. It is also to be clarified in this article that Carter McReynolds . . .