November 5, 2008

Ward says he hasn't decided about an assistant

In the wake of the public's refusal to create a chief operating officer for City Hall, Mayor Art Ward said Wednesday he’s not sure whether he will ask the City Council to allow him to hire an assistant.

“That’s something I’m going to be evaluating in the next several months,” Ward said.

He said he has meetings scheduled soon with state development officials about the mall property and a few other issues. The result of those talks may determine which direction the mayor will go, he said.

Ward said he may decide soon, but he won’t be asking the council for the position at next week’s meeting.

Insiders said he’s considering hiring former city attorney Ed Krawiecki, Jr, who has experience dealing with the state Department of Economic and Community Development. But Ward said he hasn’t even decided if he wants to have the position.

There’s a chance, too, that the council may create an assistant for itself.

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28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hiring Freeze
Hiring Freeze
Hiring Freeze

Anonymous said...

I thought Rosenthal was Wards assistant.

Anonymous said...

Can we believe anything he says?

Anonymous said...

I lost a lot of faith in Art when he wrote a letter backing Denski. He wasn't looking out for Bristol's best interests...

Anonymous said...

Maybe Stortz wasn't so bad after all.

Anonymous said...

If Ed takes the job it is a sure sign he has given up on the local republican party.

Anonymous said...

Haven't you ever heard of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer?

Anonymous said...

Hiring Feeze...let Artie hang out there alone...best way to get rid of him!

Anonymous said...

what the hell is he doing the people have said no to a new paying position and now he is thinking about hiring a assistant. he has to go. once again he does'nt give 2 nickels to whatever the taxpayers have to say. and we all know damn well that property taxes will go up next year

Anonymous said...

and now that we have heard 8 rants from ken cockayne, I hope that we can just move on and try to resolve this GASB-45 issue.

Anonymous said...

Ken's burning up the keyboard!

Anonymous said...

wasn't the minor,cockayne, johnson rationale for the coo that the mayor's office was in need of help because the responsibilities were overwhelming?
Can't have it both ways guys.

Anonymous said...

As a city hall employee, I feel that if Mayor Ward spent his time more efficiently, and on city business, he wouldn't need an assistant.

Let the dept heads do their job and things will run better.

His predecessor was in early almost everyday (about 7:00AM)

Where is the Mayor?

Anonymous said...

10:37am - well if you are in by 7:00, you are pretty stupid because you just targeted yourself stupid.
What are you doing on the blog at 10;37am?
How are you privy to what ward does all day?
what the hell do you do all day? Ward is defending your dumb ass and you are trying to stick it to him?
I hope that this recession ends up costing your two-faced dumb ass your job.

Anonymous said...

I heard a dancer from the Rockstar is interviewing for the job.

Anonymous said...

November 6, 2008 9:00 PM:

You ever heard of a break you moron?

PS: Take a grammar lesson, albeit your probably too dumb to absorb it.

Anonymous said...

9:00

Could be a vacation day.

Could be a sick day.

Could be I work a different schedule.

Could be that this mayor has no problem with us using the computers.

Could be people in city hall have eyes, ears, and share information.

Anonymous said...

3:25 - could also be that you are one of the dirt bags who are dragging the rest of us down. Keep screwing around and we'll all be looking for jobs, fool.

Anonymous said...

maybe ward will appoint cockayne as his assistant; that way cockayne could actually learn about city government before shooting off his mouth and making an ass out of himself but then again, cockayne would probably prove to be too COWARDLY to face up like a man.
Red face, Red hair, Red neck....

Anonymous said...

If Ward selected Cockayne, Collins job would be easy: he'd only have to go to the mayors office to get all the "news that is fit to print"

Anonymous said...

5:50

the mayor says you can use the computer during the day too.

Anonymous said...

5:34 - ...er, I think he means to actually WORK on the computer, not go on line to tattle and gossip.

Anonymous said...

4:05pm - correct, because cockayne wouldn't know how to interpret anything positive or truthful so he wouldn't be in the mayor's office too long - that's for sure.
hopefully, we can dump his negative butt next November along with his sweetheart minor.

Anonymous said...

9:02

Bet he doesn't have the usage monitored!

Just last year there was significant misuse, which was brought to a halt until Ward changed the policy.

Now it is a playground.

Anonymous said...

"Now it is a playground"

How in the hell could you possibly know that?

Anonymous said...

7:57

Experience.

Anonymous said...

Cut the Library hours, add an assistant for the mayor.

Increase the fee for yard waste pickup, add another assistant in the mayors office.


Where is the common sense?

Anonymous said...

Ward selected Ragaini, but can't get the Council to buy in.