Friday, March 21, 2008

SEWRPC surpasses its previous record of arrogance

It was hard to accept that SEWRPC, repeatedly castigated for its high-handed and arrogant treatment of the public ("No! You are not allowed to talk at our public meetings!") would actually have the gall to out-arrogant itself.

It did, though, with the closed door selection of Deputy Director Ken Yunker to succeed Executive Director Phil Evenson when he retires.

No public input. A decision made by a few folks around the table. All clubby and chummy and insider stuff. Just the way this public body likes it.

Jim Rowen has an excellent analysis.

3 comments:

PurpleAvenger said...

It's not just no public input.

It's that members of SEWRPC's own Environmental Justice Task Force - which met on 3/18 - specifically asked that the hiring process be slowed down in order to ensure that issues of diversity and civil rights were taken into account in hiring a new director.

So SEWRPC is also ignoring its own civil rights committee.

Dave said...

Here's a part of city/county government where they can save some money.. Defund SEWRPC they aren't doing much for Milwaukee anyhow.

Zach W. said...

And during Sunshine Week, no less.