June 10, 2008

Nothing on Krawiecki tonight

Mayor Art Ward didn't try to nominate Ed Krawiecki, Jr as an assistant city attorney after all.
Ward said that Krawiecki's nomination "will not be made this evening due to some personal issues that arose."
I'm not at all sure what that's about.
And that comes after I felt quite confident that the council would have voted 4-3 to reject the nomination.

Update at 9:20 - The mayor told me that Krawiecki asked him late today not to put the nomination in. Ward said he cited personal issues. That's all Ward claims to know.
It isn't clear then whether the mayor will try again at a future meeting or not.

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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Personal issues that arose would be that Art does not have 4 votes. Well ,there is always the BOF.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Ward the one that criticized Stortz for not bringing a name up to be voted up or down.

Gues it all depends on where one is sitting, doesn't it Art.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Ed said "NO"!

Anonymous said...

Truth be told Ed has wanted to concentrate more on his practice and not on City issues.

Let's not make this out to be more than it really is. The City takes a lot of time even for the part time lawyers. Ed doesn't want to dedicate that kind of time to the City and not his own practice.

Anonymous said...

then why put his name in nomination at all? Are you telling me that the mayor would nominate someone who expressed no interest in being nominated?

Anonymous said...

If the people of Bristol can not see how political the democrats are being by putting their own special interests (anybody but a Republican attitude)ahead of the best interest of the City, they clearly should be able to in this example/issue. Mr. Krawiecki has the skills that are required to be a City attorney. Those skills will serve the city and it's taxpayers quite well.

Anonymous said...

"Truth be told Ed has wanted to concentrate more on his practice and not on City issues"

-Which is irrelevant because his appointment wouldn't have been approved anyway.

Anonymous said...

the drama that is Ed Krawiecki.

Anonymous said...

6:57

The city already has an Attorney, in fact they have 4, with 2 being full time.

Ed would have been the 5th.

Truth is that Ward wanted another Kosta (Couture), another Baldwin(Nicastro).

Art needs ALL the help he can get: now he is on his own.

I would be surprised if the DTC supports him next tear.

Anonymous said...

"But Ward said he's hoping the four Democrats will put the community ahead of partisan considerations and vote for Krawiecki as well."

Ward was told months ago that the Democrats would be happy to appoint Tom Conlin, a Republican and former town attorney for Plymouth. He was also told that they would have no problem appointing Krawiecki to Don Soucy's seat on the Board of Finance. Putting Krawiecki back in the Corporation Counsel's office would devastate morale in that department and make it impossible for the new Corporation Counsel to be effective. That is why the Democrats rejected him.

Anonymous said...

? - dunderheaded anti-ward advocates on this brain-drained stink tank would be negative even if he wanted to appoint god instead of kraweicki.
In all probability, That is because the self-appointed god's, minor and nicastro, would be vying against each other for the complete support of their apostles, mccauley and block.
talk about a den of thieves.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't he appoint Furey? He already thinks he runs the city.

Anonymous said...

"Ward said he's hoping the four Democrats will put the community ahead of partisan considerations"

Gee, that would've been nice for a change!

former GOP activist said...

I trust Minor and Nicastro's opinion on alot...except for this.

Vote YES on Mayor Ward's pick.....
Ed "KieĊ‚basa and Pasta" Krawiecki.

5th generation Bristol resident said...

Mayor Ward, you're a good mayor. We support you, just like I told you.

Anonymous said...

It is a shame that Ward is bandying names about, people like Ed who has served the community over the years.

All this could have been resolved quietly one way or the other.

Ed doesn't deserve this, no one does.

Art, no class!

Anonymous said...

5th generation, stop polluting this board with your sucking up to Ward. your anonymous position is useless when you say you told Ward he was a good mayor. It's very easy for him to figure out who you are, since you are probably the only one who thinks he is a good mayor.

5th generation Bristol resident said...

June 11, 2008 8:30 PM:

LMAO! Well thanks. I guess it's paying off.

I forsee the great Bristol politician Art Ward continuing to be mayor for many years. And I plan on helping him in his endeavors.

Stay tuned for more!

Anonymous said...

"your anonymous position is useless when you say you told Ward he was a good mayor"

What? Have YOU been drinking?

Who cares? GOOD!

Anonymous said...

Maybe Stortz wasn't so bad after all.

Anonymous said...

I think Ward owes Ed an apology!

Anonymous said...

save the drama for yo mama

Anonymous said...

If (and he does), Art needs an assistant, why not hire Zoppo?

She is a democrat, is knowledgable, works part time across the street, and the votes would be there.

Art???

Anonymous said...

June 13, 2008 11:56 AM:

She could script everything for Art and make sure the "Fat 5" and the Library Director are kept in line.

Anonymous said...

But could she keep Ward in line?

Anonymous said...

If she can handle her three children she can handle Ward.