Ok, while I hone my prose on a longer screed about the lack of leadership from our absentee Mayor I just have to vent about the latest abuse of "the system."
According to an article in this morning's Times former City Councilman John Ungrady is openly seeking appointment to the Taxi Inspector position. He's able to do this because the position was recently vacated when the City terminated the employee who had held the post for a few years.
Regardless of the legitimacy of the claims that the dismissed provisional employee was not qualified for the position and/or had some performance problems, putting the former Councilman in the position is just wrong. This is nothing more than political patronage and should not be tolerated.
If Mr. Ungrady has any dignity or honor, he will immediately and irrevocably withdraw his expressed interest in the position.