By Ron Munden – November 21, 2018
On November 15, 2018, I wrote an article titled: OPINION: THE GANG THAT CAN’T SHOOT STRAIGHT HAS NOT IMPROVED THEIR AIM. The “gang” is the Marshall City Commissioners and the “can’t shoot straight” refers to their inability to hire a city manager.
Sadly, I must report that things are not improving. They are getting worse if that is possible. The Commissioners have been working on this for eight months. Their first attempt failed completely, and they started over. Based on what I have been finding out, their second attempt may be headed for another failure. If this happens it will be completely the fault of these Commissioners.
Of course, the City Commission has chosen to not keep the public informed on their progress. Why let the citizens know what is happening?
I have learned that the Commission met on November 14 and narrowed the list of candidates and agreed to hold interviews. It is all good but now the bad part. They agreed to hold interviews on December 3. This is still good, BUT the Commissioners decided not to interview all the candidates the same day. I can only assume that they did this because some of the Commissioners don’t have the endurance to work a full day.