elrichboy over at El Chuqueno recently posted Now we know who drives the truck.
The City Manager publicly stated recently that the underlying philosophy that guides him (and his style of City management) can be summed up as “first we win, then we listen.
I hope that elrichboy got it wrong.
What have we come to when our public servants think that they have the right to first get what they want to happen and then listen to the public?
That approach may make sense sometimes in a military environment when dealing with an enemy, but not with the public that they are supposed to serve.
The city manager is supposed to implement the policies handed down to him by city council. Policy making is above his pay grade.
Winning against the citizens and then eventually listening to them is just wrong.
This is not leadership.
We deserve better