Helen Marshall sent this note in for us to see:
I heard today that a large part of the city government will not be working on Wednesday. Veterans Day is not a city holiday but council passed a resolution allowing departments to decide that they will observe such holidays (without taking personal vacation time). Cute, eh?
Too much at one time
According to the city’s director of the capital improvement department the city is currently working on about 160 projects.
We know that many of the projects are stalled or delayed, some for years. Have they created gridlock with such a large number of projects?
Now we have city department managers declaring holidays that are not part of the city’s holiday list.
We have to assume that there is not much of a sense of urgency when they work on the 160 projects.
Maybe we would all be better off if they took the next 160 days off so that they can rest up before they deliver their next round of excuses to us.
We deserve better