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Clandestine hiring process not accountable to citizens | Guest View


Last updated 10/14/2021 at 12:15pm

As elected officials, our mayor and councilmembers are accountable to citizens every four years. We can choose to vote them out of office if they do not meet our expectations.

What about government “experts”? Government “experts” are most often directors of departments within the municipal structure of a town or city, not subject to citizen oversight in the same way.

Therefore, it is crucial there be full transparency during the hiring process about the unelected's expertise, their viewpoints, and how they view their role in a city. They should be willing to be completely transparen...

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