Mar 15, 2018
Charlie Thiel's New Campaign
In addition to Charlie Thiel submitting his application to city council for interim mayor, he has taken to publicize his bid on social media. Although council has sought applications, the $64 thousand dollar question is whether O'Connell and MacLean are eligible themselves under the charter? While it is common knowledge that O'Connell wants the appointment, the next question centers on MacLean; Does he want to remain mayor beyond the current 30 days? If so, but he and O'Connell are advised that they are ineligible, only then does Charlie's application become viable. Assuming we reach that point, the vote lies with 7 people, not the public, which Thiel is now reaching out to.
On the subject of the upcoming appointed interim mayor, I was victimized by a fabrication the other day from Bernie O'Hare in his post promoting Ray O'Connell, and I chose to refrain from setting the record straight. My reply will have to wait until which time the new mayor is appointed. Unlike pompous O'Hare, I have no desires or delusions about being a junior kingmaker.
Among other members of the public who have expressed an interest in the mayor vacancy are Nat Hyman and supposedly Sam Bennett. Council will start public deliberations on March 26.