Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Mayor's ride

The controversy around the purchase of the Mayor's decision to purchase a 43k sport utility vehicle has dominated the news this week. Some say she could have taken the Town Mangers police vehicle, some say it should have reflected the environmental concerns of the City and bought a Prius. Some question the money used to purchase her vehicle taken from the Facilities budget was not right.
As the Mayor has stated, it's within the State Law that she can decide how she gets around the city.
I agree. But the optics of this purchase is what's at question. The costs of a new city government will rise as time goes on, something we were promised that would not happen.
I do agree with those who say, the request for the purchase should have gone out to bid.


At February 16, 2018 at 8:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plain and simple, this shows a complete lack of transparancy and fiscal responsibility on the part of the Mayor. Like it or not, she does not get to do what she wants with no oversight and she had better recognize that. She lost in her efforts to withhold information about candidates for appointments, and she is losing in court of public opinion for her handling of this car issue. Her lack of experience as a politician is painfully evident in these two things, and many more. Mayor Spicer, how about starting to make good on the promises you made when campaigning?

At February 16, 2018 at 1:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did she really think no one was going to find this a bad choice? If that is truly the case, then she is certainly NOT the "People's Mayor" as the "people" find this purchase to be unnecessary and exorbitant. She needs to be listening to what people are saying if she truly wants to be the people's mayor because the people are saying this purchase was a very bad decision.


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