While I hope he does good things, and I think he probably has some good ideas, otherwise Paul wouldn’t be so Gung Ho in hiring him, I think he will become easily frustrated and probably not make it very long in city government. But I wish him well in the short time he will be working for us.
I predicted he would last about a year. What is frustrating as a taxpayer is that during his tenure he never accomplished the goal of fixing transit. Now mind you, this is not a easy task, but it has gone in the wrong direction. But what has been even more frustrating is that in the short 15 months he worked for the city he flew all over the country receiving training from various organizations. While it is true that some of these orgs paid for the trips, he was still getting a salary while attending them, and now he gets to add it to his resume instead of benefitting us.
Jason said this in February of this year;
It motivated him alright, to find another job. I have no doubt his assistant and former Click Rain employee Allie Hartzler will probably get his job. As with most things city government, very, very, very predictable. I think the mayor has known about this for awhile.