Having attended the recent political forum, I have to comment on remarks made by mayoral candidate Mr. (Walter) Jakeway. In references made about staff at City Hall he indicated:
1) Staff should take ownership of the budget.
Wow – this is scary to me – this is one of the most important decisions a council makes every year.
2) Staff shoujld be out and about.
I think, when necessary, they are – I see them regularly but mainly, be at your desk and get the job done.
3) Staff do not have job descriptions or performance reviews.
I know this is not true. As a past city council finance and personnel committee chair, performance reviews were done on a regular basis.
I wish Mr. Jakeway had done his background work before making these statements.