Are they putting Zanax in Mayor Robinson-Briggs' water coolers at City Hall? Plainfielders may well wonder when they discover the Mayor (or whoever is making the decision) has yet to begin an official search for a replacement for departing City Administrator Marc Dashield.
I mean, why rush? -- the departure has only been rumored for months, publicly talked about in November (see here), and confirmed in the mainstream media over a week ago (see here).
Robinson-Briggs told the Ledger in a story running today (see here) she 'has not started an official search' as she had yet to receive Dashield's official letter of recognition -- which the story goes on to say he delivered later in the day.
Such sticklers for detail!
Meanwhile, other items on Mayor Robinson-Briggs' plate include: the state-mandated hunt for a CERTIFIED Chief Financial Officer and the need for a CERTIFIED Purchasing Agent, the FY2010 budget, the looming 2010 Census for which she seems ill-prepared, and the perennially nagging question of some staffers 'acting' tenures.
Quite enough worries for 2010.
Given the Mayor's unruffled mien, I am compelled to nominate her for 'Most Laid Back Public Official of 2009'.
Perhaps she can capture the 2010 nomination also. Time will tell.
-- Dan Damon [follow]