Another quick thought about the upcoming election in New Brighton.
As voters, we are hiring managers. And a good hiring manager looks for candidates with the proper skill set to do the job.
New Brighton has a difficult task ahead and the Northwest Quadrant is a project that has gone badly awry. There are significant financial and environmental issues on the table that must be addressed if the city is to salvage its investment and minimize the impact previous decisions will have on taxpayers.
Whom would you rather have doing this? A corporate executive with years of project management experience and an exceptionally strong background in the real world considerations of environmental issues? Or a salesman, whose primary concern is closing the deal, often with only passing thought to the long-term ramifications?
Those are your candidates. More soon.