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11-15-2012, 04:19 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Heaven
It appears that the Glendale Star is starting to beat the drums
But one of the main objectives for his visit to City Hall Tuesday morning was to meet people and assure anyone who may have been concerned about their job that he does not plan on coming in and firing them.
To the main topic for many citizens, however, is the Coyotes arena management agreement.
“I hope they (city council) wait for the new council and mayor to weigh in on the decision,” Weiers said.
What really has him concerned at this point is the citizenry’s expectation with the failure of Proposition 457, which would have repealed the sales tax hike. Citizens may expect that the money raised from the sales tax hike will save city services. Weiers said those same citizens may be “terribly upset” if they still lose those services in spite of their vote to save them. He said some councilmembers are obviously pushing for the Coyotes agreement for fear the new council will turn it down.
“But our first responsibility is to our citizens,” Weiers said. “I think citizens are going to be correctly upset.”
Weiers said he has been looking over the city charter, and it is his belief the mayor and council have control over the agenda. He also wants to talk with other councilmembers about the issue of who should be the next city manager. If a national search is the choice, he said it is not something that happens overnight.
Whoever takes the helm of city manager, whether it is Acting City Manager Horatio Skeete, or someone completely new, Weiers definitely wants to see “good positive things coming out of the city” every week.
Accountability and transparency top Weiers’ list
Small editorial piece
Current council should obey will of people
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