At a recent city council meeting a senior member of city staff made a presentation related to funding the west side swimming pool.
Evidently they were about a quarter of a million dollars short in funding. The staffer started to make suggestions about how the money could be obtained.
One suggestion was to issue certificates of obligation. Council said no.
Another was to kill other projects, specifically some recreation fields. The district eight representative seemed to go ballistic. Council then piled on and raked the staffer over the coals.
The city manager rode in on his white horse and offered to use some of the $9 million that he had “saved” us last year.
City staff rightly feels that they are getting beaten up for problems that the city manager could solve.
I heard one of them say the other day that he neither trusted nor respected the city manager.
We deserve better