Oh Mayor Tough Guy!
Today's paper had another example of Huether's silliness. In a discussion on the plan to move the downtown railroad switching yard, which is finally going to happen five later than expected, Huether informed the City Council that there oversight is not needed:
Huether told the council it's his administration that's managing the project, not the council.
"Just to be clear, the executive branch of government versus the city council is responsible for this project," said Huether.
"I want to keep the city council involved, but guess what? We are already doing it."
After the meeting, Councilor Michelle Erpenbach said the mayor's comments were "out of line."You think? C'mon Mayor Mike, you ran on a candidacy of kindness and open government...which you have spit on the face of the populace ever since. Maybe you're correct in that the Council has no legal basis to be involved, but couldn't you be just a bit more diplomatic?