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Told you so (in October 2007).
Sledneck, you're a meanspirited idiot. Those are good people who just lost their livelihoods. Now their loss is compounded by seeing some cowardly anonymous blogger cheering about it. Things have really gone downhill in Steamboat when people start cheering when their neighbors lose their jobs. Pathetic.
"the sauce did not sit well on the pasta"? Please, spare us any more of these pretentious, overblown, badly written reviews.
Simply the best. Steamboat has never had a woman city manager, as far as I know, so I'd sort of hoped that Wendy might add that to her impressive resume before she retired, but she was so good at filling the acting city manager role that she didn't need the city manager title. However, when the city next looks for a new city manager (many years from now, I hope), they would be smart to look for a Wendy.
Horrible idea! There are good reasons why the Council/Manager system has been the most widely used form of local government in the United States since the 1920's. It allows elected locals to be the collective "visionary," and a non-partisan professional manager to carry out the vision. Having a mayor would simply bring the same nasty, dysfunctional partisanship that has started to cripple our federal and state governments.
Holy Moley! I actually agree with Rob Douglas!
Thanks for the great background. I am working my way out to Steamboat over the next 2 years and I have enjoyed learning more about the city by reading the paper daily. You mention that "obviously you like the council-city manager model". Pardon me for not knowing your background, but I have a feeling you served with the city in some capacity. I would appreciate you telling me more about you. I also have a question for you. It seems that the council-city manager model has a need for a public figure. It certainly seems that way in Steamboat. In the Mayor system I would guess it is the Mayor. How is that role provided in the council-city manager model and what do you think needs to be done differently n Steamboat? Just trying to learn. If you want it more private you are welcome to send it to my email at email@example.com
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