Letters From Demone, Part 2: On the Council Majority
by Geoff Kelly - posted 11:48 am, June 10, 2008
Masten District Councilmember Demone Smith’s other letter this week is a bit of a whine. In it, he asks Council President Dave Franczyk why only the five members who comprise the council’s majority coalition are allowed to take part in the hiring of council staff. He asks why the other four are left out in the cold, and are not even afforded the opportunity to review the resumes of candidates:
The current candidate is proposed to be brought in at the Senior Legislative Assistant title. The experience in the resume (containing grammatical errors that I was handed in passing by a district Council Member) does not show the experience level for the title. Being a former Senior Legislative Assistant after working my way through the ranks from an intern up as well as other Sr. Legislative Assistants who have done the same, value the title and expectations of performance. Are we shortchanging the candidate by hiring at the top level?
Grammatical errors? An AV baseball cap to the first person who can identify all the grammatical errors in that single paragraph.
A cap and a mug to the first person who identifies all the grammatical errors in the entire letter.