It’s hard to not think that the fix is in. In this case, the lead seems to be taken by public safety union leadership, who met with *SOME* (not all) of the applicants. The word is they didn’t like Robin Swinth, apparently for not being a whole-hearted fan of public safety unions and their pensions. They let the council know that their choice was Hans Dippel.
Some say that they are the king-makers this time around , it sounds like that’s how it’s heading. This is outrageous and destructive of city fairness and process. Our “business majority” on the Council seem to take their marching orders from a select few.
As most of you know, I’m an ardent and vocal supporter of unions, I belong to two myself (CTA and NEA). But process and the democratic way are important and something I expect from my local government. This is not right.
People should plan to voice their consternation over this at the meeting and in letters to the editor.