We were talking to some folk this week and were told that Mayor Tim has yet to have a department head meeting since he took office back in January. He has talked to some of the department heads individually but not to all and Mayor Tim has never been to the city shop. Wouldn’t you think you should do that occasionally so they can work as a team? Apparently the City is running without the Mayor’s supervision which leaves us to wonder what the Mayor is actually doing. You may recall that Mayor Bob had a department head meeting each Monday morning so everyone in all the City’s departments were being kept abreast of what was happening in the city so they could all pull together. Mayor Tim did say during his campaign that the department heads would have a freer hand but when even the Mayor doesn’t know what is happening things are going a little too far.
We understand that former Mayor Bob was accused of micro-managing the department heads but for a Mayor to have total disregard for what his various departments are accomplishing, if anything, is ludicrous. Or is Mayor Tim taking the stance that since this is his second job; he must devote most of his attention to his county job? Some of the department heads themselves are asking why they never get any input from the Mayor. When we call any of the City Council people for clarification on anything, they never know what is going on in the city unless they happen to be in charge of a particular committee and have knowledge of what the committee is doing. City council people tell us that they hardly ever have any mail in their city mail boxes to keep them abreast of what is going on. Mayor Bob’s policy, love him or hate him, was to make copies of everything that was pertinent to the city and place them in the city council peoples boxes each week. Why is the current Mayor keeping everyone in the dark?
What do you think? Shouldn’t at the very least, the council be kept abreast of what is happening with the operation of the city?