The city fired their official election officer who was charged with running the special election deciding the fate of an event center six weeks from now.
The person designated to run things at the city clerk's office is so new, he barely knows who signs his paycheck much less who to ask what when.
City officials kicked the media and citizens out of a public building on the premise that they were protecting the dignity of the person they had just fired so she wouldn't have cameras stuck in her face. Forget the fact that she faced the cameras right after they clobbered her that night and made a statement to the very press they were "protecting" her from.
Dignity, professionalism, decency and conducting city business in a productive manner disappeared last week at Carnegie Town Hall. This follows their disappearance from City Hall.
The city council may have violated the open meeting laws.
The official vote to terminate the city clerk may not be legal because the action did not state what they were actually voting on when they voted on it.
The mayor and the city council know how to do spin control when the facts get in the way.
The city council talks about following standard procedures but don't even know who locks up their own building at night. The city clerk, the police, the boogey man?
Someone told me the mayor walked into KELO to apologize to leadership for kicking them out of the building. He's not yet apologized to the public for denying them access to a public building.
The mayor is stressed out because of the bruhaha surrounding the city clerk firing incident and doesn't like the way the media, bloggers and commenters are talking about him. I tend to think the person entitled to be stressed out is the person he helped to get fired.
Someone said the mayor called into a radio program to blast people who are "spreading crap" around and suggested they call the city attorney or city council instead. It was said he then said the whole controversy was God preparing him for greater challenges ahead and that God should "bring it on."
Some say the mayor was seen throwing a very public temper tantrum at the intersection of 26th Street and Southeastern Ave a couple weeks ago on his way home from work because of the street construction which caused a massive traffic jam. City staff were called out to the scene and looked like they were in big trouble. Rumors are another whack job on city personnel.
Another poll of 400 supports an event center; this one done by the Build It Now Group. The 400 polled represent "engaged voters" who voted in the last two general elections. Hmmmmm, random or pick and choose poll.
The public is being told to trust the city that borrowing $125 million will have no repercussions on city operations and finances when their actions last week indicate the public can't be trusted to know what the city votes on and why?