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Here’s The Scoop…LBTS Commission Meeting …#2…Vote Of Confidence…..Performance Review….PLAYING HARBALL

A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE…..PERFORMANCE REVIEW…..PLAYING HARDBALL………..

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What’s the opposite of an E. F. Hutton commercial….you know the one ” When E. F. Hutton speaks…everybody listens”…and there is total silence….Yeah, I know those were in the good old days when stocks were a commodity worth listening for the latest scoop…..

The opposite latest scoop in LBTS at least…Performance Review….

A call for following through on a contractual clause in the Town Manager’s 2 year old contract…as is required albeit it is to be instituted by the Commission….and all hell breaks loose…”parades” of Civic organization members instructed to fill the seats…stop the process of the business at hand and rally behind the Town Manager…An alternative to appease the residents that the Manager has a “vote of confidence” placed on  the agenda as a new business item by her “protector”…the Vice Mayor…to show they don’t need to follow the contract…this Manager is above it…and to consider any such requirement would be an insult…shame on you for asking!…Commissioners falling all over themselves reminiscent of how Manager Colon got the job in the first place (previous post…scoops category)…with the Manager herself doing her own particular brand of a showdown…or a meltdown… take your pick…also reminiscent of the day she was hired….Can Deeerfield Beach and Pompano Beach expect this same kind of response in their communities….where they are asking the same from their Commissioners?…

The Manager who covets audits and awards like a kid collecting baseball cards…seems to look upon an annual Performance Review as a foul ball…and would rather take her ball and go home than follow the playbook!….She had a major meltdown…talking termination…giving ultimatums…swinging her bat at Commissioner Dodd so fast and furious that in the writer’s opinion she struck out many times over….very disappointing…

It seems a familiar scenario with Manager Colon…when cornered …on a something…..lack of staff experience leading up to mess ups…the change in the pavilion…leading to a series of attempts to divert attention rather then provide a copy of the final pavilion with the package that “suddenly appeared” on 2/24/09 in the backup for an electrical change order……containing the simple truth…the pavilion we ended up with was in place in spring of 2008….We saw this type of behavior when she went off base to say if Comm. Dodd wanted time to look at the plans for the electrical changes in order to make a decision…….due to their inclusion at the last minute on the night of the meeting……when she slammed him … if he wanted to table it… she  would stop the pavilion from going forth……Essentially saying “I’m taking my ball and going home”…game over!….The results…from the other players…the Commissioners……they cave…..afraid that there are no more balls and no more hitters waiting on the bench!…

She’s certainly got her “John McEnroe” going …sorry for the tennis reference…could not think of a baseball player who throws a tantrum…are there tantrums in baseball? Are there suppose be tantrums in local government?…

Well she succeeded ……she won…there will be no Performance Review…and if you dare to ask for one be prepared for the “parade”…as “promised” by the Vice Mayor…(HMMM…Is  a Performance Review like an Oversight Committee)……Get ready for more anger more  tantrums…and  charges of trying to undermine the Town…the stability of our “being in the black”…Can you be in the black when you have $10 million (approx.) in debt?….Get ready to be tarred and feathered…because as Vice Mayor McIntee said the Town Manager and the VFD go “side by side”…Hmmm…yes again…HMMM…maybe we should have a 4th referendum item…the Town Manager…”side by side” with the VFD whereas the Town of LBTS will not be able to replace the Town Manager or the VFD without a vote of the people…a contract in perpetuity…guaranteeing…never ever will there be a Performance Review…Quick Vice Mayor…put it on the next agenda!…

The Highlights from this item……in the next post….

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