Despite a press conference about transparency and public input, sources have told molovinsky on allentown that three contenders for Police Chief have already been picked, and provided me with the names. All these gentlemen have current or former ties to the Lehigh Valley. I will not reveal their names at this time, so as not to jeopardize their chances. Is it possible that the public is not really part of the decision? Would that be new for Allentown?
UPDATE:Please note that I have changed the word finalists to contenders. My sources state that at least one of contenders would drop out if his ultimate selection is in doubt. They expect Wasserman, the hired consultant, to bring at least three additional applicants to the table, for his fee. Interesting how the mayor is promising public input this election year for something that is usually an executive decision. It would have been nice if the public had a voice in the trash to energy plant, the arena, the water lease or any of the previous decisions. But, you won't have a real voice this time either, even City Council doesn't get that.