Thursday, March 12, 2009

Morrissey caves to pressure over Smith raise

Days after defending the salary increase extended to Adam Smith, Mayor Morrissey did a 180 today, "accepting" Smith's resignation under tremendous political pressure resulting from the unpopular raise.

If I know Doug Block, we're gonna be hearing about some other salary increases very shortly.

Frankly, I'm surprised Morrissey crumbled on this. He's obviously been viewing all the reader comments on the Register Star's website.

I think he could have diffused the situation by better articulating the fact that the raise was issued last year and that the $95,000 is a bargain considering Smith's alleged credentials, plus the millions of dollars worth of results he's allegedly delivered. To save face, Larry should have stood by Smith. This was a huge bungle as far as the mayor's campaign is concerned.

There's blood in the water now. Larry's in big trouble.

1 comment:

  1. This is a reoccurring pattern.

    When it came down to crunch time, suddenly the police get their back pay, albeit months later.

    Sure there is blood in the water, but I don't know if he has lost a leg to the Great White Shark/Hope just yet.

    Folks we have a real ball game, bases loaded, top of the ninth with runners on all bases – but not quite a tie game.