Wednesday morning update: Two abject failures I missed are "Gahan delayed needed modifications of Slate Run Road out of pique with council person Diane Benedetti, who Gahan then conspired to topple and did," and "dog park located so far away from city residents that dog owners have to drive in cars to reach it."
A few other suggestions probably fit in yesterday's categories, like "failure to enforce noise ordinance" and "self-aggrandizing propaganda campaign on social media financed with public money."
Keep 'em coming, folks.
As a favor to friends, I'll refrain from posting trucking porn photos this week.
The Bored of Works can go about its supposed business, which includes a request this morning to remove a handicapped parking sign, one that the Bored previously suggested doesn't exist downtown.
Rather, I'd like your help in compiling a Top Ten Reasons Jeff Gahan Has Failed as Mayor. Brevity is as difficult as naming the ten best songs by the Beatles, but let's try to keep it to just that.
In five minutes, I came up with 14, listed below.
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Main Street Improvement Project conceptual disaster and beautification expense
Inept mishandling of the Speck downtown street network study
Multi-million dollar parks department and parks construction TIF bonds, out of nowhere
Farmers market anchoring in the wrong place for too much money
Seizure of the UEA, firing of Mike Ladd and overall subsequent vindictiveness
Persistent record of secrecy and non-transparency
Failure to attend council meetings in spite of previous criticisms of Doug England for missing council meetings
Storm Water political prioritizing as opposed to following the Master Plan
Pillsbury: Both being unaware the company was leaving, then throwing cynical public relations money at the moving vans
Exorbitant expenses for BicenPk musical events, when the amphitheater sits starved and unused
922 Culbertson demolition when a developer's plan was in place to save it
Program of housing demolitions without a concurrent program to rebuild housing stock
Erecting a "cult of personality" as an error-free politician
Enthusiastic encouragement of political patronage and capital project slush