What do you think, Mick? | AspenTimes.com

What do you think, Mick?

Dear Editor:

Imagine my surprise ” maybe not total ” that City Manager Steve Barwick is hoping for a contract to secure his job. I was hoping he’d have the humility and shame to step down after all the mistakes, dishonesty, what I believe are phony cost studies, cover-ups, incompetence and gross mismanagement came out about Burlingame.

And if that’s not enough to make one self-conscious, how about his very high salary and his many benefits? He pays $632 in property taxes while my family pays $840 in taxes to the library alone. (I love the library ” not complaining.) I am simply pointing out a typical city government injustice.

It’s sweet of Mick not to rush into a contract ” just wait for the next council to do so. Sure, Mick, you want to be re-elected, and then you can give the man his contract as part of the next council. What do you think about the manager, Mick? Now, not later. Can you say “embedded?”

Roine St. Andre


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