When the city asked for lawyers interested in serving as one of its assistant corporation counsels, it received about five resumes from Republican lawyers interested in the part-time position.
But Edward Krawiecki, Jr, the former city attorney, wasn't one of them.
Personnel Director Diane Ferguson confirmed this week that Krawiecki didn't apply.
I'm told by a few interested parties, but haven't confirmed, that Mayor Art Ward, a Democrat, raced in with Krawiecki's resume after the deadline for applications had passed.
That's one of the reasons that Ward pulled Krawiecki's nomination at the last minute - a nomination that Ward knew the Democratic-controlled City Council would not confirm.
Soon after, Ward told Ferguson to tell the applicants, including some prominent names in the legal community, that the position wasn't going to be filled now. Letters went out to the hopefuls telling them the news.
Last week, Ward said he'd try again in the fall to round up resumes for the job, but again made clear that he wants Krawiecki to fill it.
Next time around, I'm guessing, he'll get his resume in on time.
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