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Franklin Common Council President Steve Taylor is leading a chorus of one that
Albeit unscientific, the current poll on FranklinNOW on this very question shows overwhelming opposition to a full-time mayor. The “no” responses are in the two-thirds zone. The “Who cares?
In a previous entry, I asked Alderman Taylor to submit to me a guest blog explaining why
Of course, I don’t live in
Since Alderman Taylor won’t shed light on his very own high falootin’ notion, allow me to offer some analysis for you to ponder.
Let’s just begin with a simple, honest, common sense question. Just what in the hell would a full-time
Would the full-time mayor have to be at City Hall, every day, all day?
What would the working hours be? 8:00 start? 8:30?
When would the official working day end? 4:30? 5:00?
Here’s a beauty for you,
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooohh! I bet you hadn’t thought of that one, didja?
Ol’ Steve Patz is sitting there in his office (laughing) running a school district of 4,080
Using that formula, the mayor of
Just what is the proper salary to entice someone to give up their real job to run for
What would the job qualifications be for a full-time mayor? Sorry to ask such a tough question but just what would he/she be required to do to earn that full-time salary, whatever the hell it is?
OK, so now we make the mayor full-time. What do we do with our full-time Director of Administration? Dump him? Demote him? Keep him full-time? If so, why?
Has Steve Taylor answered any of these questions?
Better yet, has Steve Taylor even THOUGHT of any of these questions?
The answer is NO.
So is the whole foolish question of whather Franklin should have a full-time mayor.