Oh...by the way, the Council has to call a special meeting Monday night to name the Acting City Manager because Ken defiantly refused to adhere to his charter obligations under 4.15, another classic example of his leadership. Read it and judge for yourself. Compare this leadership to his public letter in the print media.
City Charter Link:
If one was gullible and unfamiliar with Red Oak "politiks", they would think this guy actually could walk on water, raise the dead, make the blind see and the deaf hear-hallelujah-thus endeth the lesson! Projects for which he took credit were in actuality State and Federal projects. The City Manager is a local liaison only with State and Federal project managers. You can fool some of the people some of the time...
Enough bustin' his chops... he's gone and we've now got a clean slate. Next question...What is the course of the Council from now on?
The Council better move on a decision about an Acting City Manager and City Attorney. That better happen fast, there's lots of City business to get through
- What plans have been put into play for the next 100 days? Forming committees is nice but decisions need to be made quickly to ensure a smooth transition (if that is possible...I doubt it)
- What is the REAL condition of the City budget? Council members have no clue about their budgets, where is the money? Why don't they have the info they need?
- What is the TRUE status of major projects in the city? Enough of the platitudes....it's time for the real deal!
I'm keeping a "weather eye" open and an ear to the ground during the next few months and will call it like I see it. Everyone "knows" I'm in "Ben's back-pocket", Casey Hargrove's "puppet" (yeah right-whatever), and just their "hack".Since I'm all those things (and monkeys fly outa' my posterior region too), getting the straight dope shouldn't be hard right?