CFN – I’d have that look too if I were Bernadette Clement; but then I’d probably do the hair thing different too. Ms Clement and council had the opportunity to read Claude McIntosh out their potential two candidates for the CAO position outed in his column last Friday, again questioning privacy conduct at City Hall in Cornwall Ontario. LINK
Leaks happen when you drink a lot of beer. Sadly for two of our more competent managers at City Hall they not only fall under scrutiny from the public, but of council who will be forced to make a decision. This scribbler has stated that no decision should be made until the next election and that current acting CAO Stephen Alexander should remain in place.
Frankly the corruption stemming from CAO Paul Fitzpatrick and the cover up taint any on the personnel committee and council as a whole. A consultant was not used, and while these two candidates are both worthy do they even want the taint of being endorsed by this council? Can the public accept either one without thinking that they “Played Ball?”
The search for a replacement for retired Chief Administrative Officer Paul Fitzpatrick is down to two candidates with an announcement on the successful applicant expected before the end of the month.
For sure, one of the two finalists is Norm Levac, general manager of infrustructure and municipal works, while the other is said to be Maureen Adams, the highly regarded general manager of finance. Stephen Alexander, serving as acting CAO, did not apply for the job.
So where did Mr. McIntosh get his quote from or his information? Who had access to this information or is he simply making it up?
Sources at City Hall have at least three councilors enraged; as well as several staffers at this public indiscretion that if the fingers pointing to the mayor are true will result in one heck of another in camera debate that the public never gets to hear.
Funny also that the city’s investment in close circuit cameras to video tape meetings was been scrapped since it was discovered that they system was also recording in camera meetings….
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