Friday, October 19, 2007

The return of random thoughts...

• Why did City Manager Dan Hobbs leave City Hall like a nest of hornets was on his back? It could have been that his micromanaging, power-hungry style finally caught up with him.

• Or maybe it was because folks finally thought better of having a city manager who couldn't change his own car tire.

• President Bush spares no expense continuing the war in Iraq, keeping Guantanamo open or in cutting taxes for top income-earners. But when it comes to giving low-income American children health care? It's simply too expensive.

• I wonder if her mind's already made up? According to those at the meeting, Councilwoman Suzanne Tucker made coffee, chatted with others and laughed it up while some folks were busy offering serious testimony about the safety of pipelines under a proposed sports park.

• They would have known if they were in school and reading: Some 32 truant students were rounded up during a sweep the day the Tracy Press announced the sweep would take place.

• What a novel concept: People in Tracy have acknowledged that to recieve better government services, taxes must be raised. I never would have guessed.

• Calvin and Hobbes quote of the week: "I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone's expectations."


Erdos56 said...

Hobbs should have micromanaged that spare into place and saved me some tax dollars...

Man, I would have called road service or something even on a Federal tab!

Mike McLellan, D. Min. said...

Realizing that these personnel matters are confidential, it still would have been helpful to the community to know why Mr. Hobbs was given a golden handshake and a good-bye. If it is just a matter of management philosophy that would be fine and it would let us know the philosophy of the Council. If it was the fact that he cannot change a tire -- then we can make sure that it is in the next job description so the new city manager is not tire-iron impaired.