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The financial affairs and the way cash is handled at city hall is sure up for scrutiny and I’m just a little surprised that none of the City council challengers have done more with it.
When Councilor Mendonca was quoted as saying he was “disappointed because I had a recollection this was being addressed” and Rodney Elliot said ” the reconciliation issues are “embarrassing” for the city” and that I don’t think we have been vigilant enough.” It was a wide open invitation for a candidate to step forward and call them on it and yet nary a word was heard.
What will it take for a candidate (besides Fred Doyle) to be even the slightest bit critical of the current council and their ability to properly oversee and manage the city? The clerk’s office debacle and now the Possible $500G gap in Lowell treasurer’s account and yet I can’t find 1 word of criticism toward the council in general, let alone against a specific councilor.
A Lowell building inspector decides to move on and take another job. Not sure why that rates an article in the Sun or why they felt it did. When MK Gudza or Dennis Shaughnessy left the Sun to “pursue other interest” I don’t recall an article about that. Don’t people change jobs from time to time?
Anyway Best wishes to Mr. Sandland who judging by his resume (above pdf) was certainly a qualified individual who chose to work for the city and move on. Yes he was required to get Certified within a year like all inspectors but he certainly was qualified as are the other Inspectors. Sometimes people will ignore that fact.
A very nice turnout at both Connnie Martin’s Re-election Kick-off Party and at Paul Belley’s party at Longmeadow last night. Jack Mitchell was kind enough to post both their speeches that he video’d and if you click on Jack’s name under Latest Buzz you will find the Links.
The Jim Leary for School Committee Fundraiser is coming up Thursday, October 13 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Elks Club.
Kristin Ross-Sitcawich for Lowell School Committee has a Fundraiser Wednesday, October 19 · 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the East End Club.
Kevin Broderick has a Party on Thursday Oct 20th.
Enjoy the long weekend for those of you fortunate enough to have it.