Nov 15, 2007

Ex Recreation Chief No Fun

Today the Morning Call reported that former head of recreation, Tom Smith, is suing Pawlowski over the loss of his job. The reporter states it's not unusual (great Tom Jones song) for top administrators to leave a new government; I disagree, for four top people to leave a city government is very unusual. Three of the four were employed in the 30 year range, through 7 administrations of both parties. Two of the four were the most respected people at city hall. What is unusual is this lawsuit. Most seasoned people adhere to the code of silence, burn no bridges, and take advantage of their contacts to gain employment with another bureaucracy. The apologists for the administration keep referring to dead wood, they ignore the fact that under Afflerbach, Community Development Director Pawlowski praised and promoted these same people.

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