Saturday, May 9, 2009

Seattle Times: Seattle councilman questions promotion of "unsafe" manager

SEATTLE - Seattle City Councilman Nick Licata wants to know where and why money appropriated by the appropriations part of city government is being spent on promoting a poor performing employee.

According to the Seattle Times, Paul Jackson Jr. was promoted from transportation manager to street-maintainence director. Mr. Jackson was the manager in charge of the umployees and trucks that did not remove the snow from Seattle streets after last December's snow storm.
Council President Richard Conlin and Council member Sally Clark did not think how Mayor Greg Nickels spends tax money was any of their business.
Checks and balances? Not today, thanks.

Council member Jean Godden did not have enough information to comment either way.

Read the story in the Seattle Times.

Have a great day,
Mike Baker
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