No crisis in Ashland

Tidings 6/28/2021

Despite the hand-wringing of Ashland City Council member Steve “Chicken Little” Jensen and his sidekick-in-panic Tonya Graham, I’d bet that on-the-ground city employees in Ashland can continue to do their jobs even without $265,000 Interim Pro Tem Adam Hanks for a few weeks, or even months. If they can’t, it’s an indication that Hanks wasn’t actually The Greatest Fearless Leader Ever.

As for the finance director, she’s had 17 jobs over the last 24 years, so no surprise she’s leaving Ashland so quickly. Could we continue clearing the decks? How about the resignation of HR Director Tina Gray? She’s managed to recommend two consultants in a row who couldn’t find anyone to lead a city of 21,000 souls in a bucolic college town. Time for less fretting and some new management with genuine competence.

Allen Baker


No crisis in Ashland

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