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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Charter Commission interviews Bashe, Gibson and Davis tonight

'Just and capable' ... the search continues.

Plainfield's Charter Study Commission continues its work with a session this evening that will include interviews with three former City officials to get their views on the strengths and weaknesses of the current charter and ideas about possible improvements.

Tonight, the Commissioners will interview --

  • LARRY BASHE, who served as City Administrator from 1974 through 1981, under Mayor Paul O'Keeffe. Mr. Bashe took office barely five years into the current charter's life, when it was still 'new';

  • HAROLD GIBSON, who served initially as Director of Public Affairs and Safety beginning in 1986, and then as both City Administrator and Director of Public Affairs and Safety from June 1988 to September 1990; and

  • DON DAVIS, who served as at-large member on the City Council from 2005 through 2009.
The Charter Study Commission meets in City Hall Library, beginning at 7:30 PM. The public will have an opportunity to speak during the meeting.

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Bob said...

I wish city hall would work and as thoughtfully as this commission does. Perhaps our next mayor will be more grounded and serve us better.

Michael Townley said...

Larry was an excellent administrator. Hope they listen well to his input.

Anonymous said...

I hope they have the smarts to listen to at least two of these folks. When it comes to government affairs, Larry Bashe is one of the smartest guy I know. Although out of direct government involvement for a few years, he still councils with the current Governor!