Monday, November 2, 2009

Yes, I do know that!

I do know that the mayor recommends appointments and the City Council approves, or does not approve, them.

It's just that the City Council so rarely challenges any of them. Aside from the occasional Gary Calderwood and John Morris ... Cliff Goudey ... that's three that I remember as being even remotely questioned in the last couple of years.


Tom Salemi said...

Me too. I had a bit of sloppy writing on the post you linked to so perhaps it's my fault.

It'd be nice if an appointment didn't ahve to pass over the mayor's desk, how's that?

Ari Herzog said...

At this late hour, Gillian, let me say for any readers who click here before they head to the polls, if I am elected, I will do my due diligence of research and ask questions when questions need to be asked.

I received a phone call from a resident tonight and we spoke for about 30 minutes after he said he would vote for me about the importance of councilors not accepting the status quo of what departments give them. Whether its budget transfers to approve or appointments to approve, this "native" resident argued why it's time for a change. We agreed I'd be a good addition to the council because of this.

I won't question everything, but when there is a question to be asked and nobody else is asking it, you can be sure I will...for it relates to my campaign platforms of accountability and openness.

Gillian Swart said...

Thanks, Tom; I knew what you meant. And Ari and Tom - I hope to see you both at City Hall tomorrow night, although I have no idea what's going on!

Good luck, guys.