While it is almost certain to be fairly humdrum, there is a special City Council session slated for 5:30 p.m. today.
One the agenda are some routine appointments -- nothing too interesting -- and what everyone seems to think are uncontroversial items ranging from fixing something in the Bristol Downtown Development Corp.'s corporate paperwork to approval of a $105,000 change order for the new industrial park taking shape behind the former Superior Electric factory.
Mayor Art Ward said he expects the meeting to be over pretty quickly.
The one appointment that insiders have been wondering about - whether Jonathan Rosenthal will be tapped for another stint as the city's economic development director - is set to come up at the council's regular Dec. 11 meeting.
My understanding is that Rosenthal will be lucky to get the four votes he needs for reappointment.
But even if the council were to vote against his reappointment, he probably stays on given that he's in a union and firing a municipal union worker requires more than just the desire to put someone else in the job.
It takes a lot to prove a city employee is incompetent (or otherwise hopeless) enough to lose his job. Few believe they can make that case against Rosenthal, who has strong support in some quarters.
It will be interesting to see how it goes.
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