Mar 7, 2018
Storm Over Allentown
With the pending heavy snow today, City Council has postponed tonight's meeting which might have approved Tom Muller as Managing Director. More importantly, Pawlowski's appearance in front of the judge on Friday has also been called off. There was speculation that Pawlowski might have resigned as mayor at that appearance, depending on what demands were imposed by the court.
After speaking to several city employees in the last couple days, I can tell you that these storm related postponements are salt on the city's wounds. Morale has bottomed out and is only going lower. The word paralysis was used. I do not mean to imply that the snow will be not be plowed, or other essential services not performed. Rather, strategic planning is on hold, with no one at the top to give the go ahead.
While Pawlowski may still receive some personal empathy from a few former supporters, everybody has requested that he resign from office. HIs continued refusal to do so illustrates how truly superficial is his regard for Allentown.
1983 record snow storm in Allentown, Morning Call photo