Maybe I’ve been insensitive.
Our former city manager responded via letter to the mayor’s inquiry. In it she wrote:
“I basically sacrificed my career for the ballpark project because I bore the brunt of the intense political fallout associated with it.”
Her statement shows numerous flaws in her character and thinking.
Let’s start with these:
If there was intense political fallout it was because the public did not approve of what she did.
Her career is not over. She has a nice cushy job paid for with the public dime.
She has shown no remorse over what she did to us, in fact she has been openly defiant of attempts to find out what happened.
She claims to have sacrificed her career over an unnecessary expenditure when our city wants for many necessities.
We are told that she is paid $142,000 per year in her new job and receives another $60,000 per year as a city retiree. She might also be receiving social security retirement benefits.
Meriam-Webster define sacrifice this way: “the act of giving up something that you want to keep especially in order to get or do something else or to help someone”. I guess most of us would agree with her when explained this way.
We deserve better