Thursday, June 25, 2009
Mayor/City Attorney at Odds Over New Administrator Position
At the last Council meeting, Mayor Kant argued against filling the vacant City Administrator position (currently being advertised "in house")-- claiming he (or she) "doesn't work under the Mayor" and it will "lead to confusion." Longtime City Attorney Tut Wynne, however, disagreed: "The Administrator works for the Mayor under state law," no matter the verbiage of the local ordinance creating the position. Council President Quinn said that in at least six private conversations in past months about the position-- the Mayor expressed his approval and called it "a good thing."