Now that the City , they can concentrate on finding a new City Manager.
Please read my articles "" and "".
Those articles point out a program that I suggested to the Mayor and Council before I left and then wrote of. Basically, I suggested that the City have a selection committee composed of City Managers from other Cities to look through applications for the job.
They would then pass three names on to the Mayor and Council. A similar plan was proposed by Mayor Vaughn and the Council approved when . I have several further suggestions to the plan:
1) The selection committee should not meet in .
2) No elected officials should attend the meetings. The Human Resource Director can attend to help coordinate certain information.
Why those two addendum? There should be no possibilities of involvement by anyone from City Hall in their selection process. I think that this is a clean effective process that will assist the Mayor and Council in selecting the right person. I hope that they get on this right away.
Good News: The Governor signed the bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature that will increase fines for elected officials who violate the Open Meetings law. It also clarifies some matters and also addresses the Open Records law making it cheaper (10 cents per copy) to obtain records. I also and you can access that column.
Elsewhere, I hope that you are following articles on Patch and the MDJ about the proposed increase in sales taxes for transportation. I last week where five proponents spoke in favor of the tax and complicated plan.
I will present their views later on and continue to bird dog this issue. By the way, the proponents spoke for 45 minutes, me for 6 where I tried to present the other side. I suggested to the Mayor that Powder Springs hold a debate on this issue where both sides can have equal time. If this happens please attend.
On May 8, 7pm, , the City will host a meeting on . They will explain why rates were increased. You can speak up then or forever hold your peace.
Thanks for reading,