The N&R editorializes on Greensboro City Attorney Rita Danish ‘separation’ from her new City Council bosses. The paper speculates City Manager Rashad Young might be next out the door:
Then there’s the message these latest developments send to the manager, whose decision to hire Danish in the first place has been blatantly called into question and who couldn’t be blamed for feeling undercut. And there are renewed concerns that the weak-mayor model of government that has worked well over the years in Greensboro is morphing into a council-driven model that diminishes the role of a professionally trained manager and staff.
In fact, city staff’s primary marching orders these days seem to be to sit down and shut up.
Small wonder Danish wanted out and that Young, who is smart and effective, may soon have second thoughts of his own.
Seems to me the editorial is contradicting itself; the speculation is Danish was forced out, yet the N&R concludes Danish wanted out.
As for the staff-driven model that has “worked well in Greensboro over the years”—–I guess that depends on your point of view. If you’ve read the Rhino over the years, you certainly know that Greensboro that John Hammer believes the staff-driven model hasn’t worked so well and it’s about time the conservative City Council reclaims some authority.
Then again, as I pointed out last week, it was staff who recommended against closing the White Street landfill. So —again —I guess it depends on your point of view.Read full article » No Comments »
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