MHS Conflict of Interest

There exists the continuing conversation regarding the conflict of interest of certain members of the Memorial Health System (MHS) Task Force. Here’s an insight – we don’t have to look very far for the answer to the nagging question of apparent conflict –...

Salary Epilogue

Pay attention. Be informed. Make a difference. Keep it real. Apparently, I’ve stirred the natives from its Alpha state and caused collective outrage. Congratulations to all of us. That was my intent. We’re becoming engaged and enraged and are finally thinking about...

Council Pay

DISCLAIMER: The following commentary is not spoken on behalf of the current City Council. Today’s Market Report is my opinion only and not reflective of any conversation I’ve had with any co-councilor. Our Council, (as with all previous Councils), assumes corporate...

Trip to New York City

I wasn’t at the Citizen’s Town Hall meeting last week. I was in the city that never sleeps doing the Citizen’s business. The Citizen’s Town Hall meeting is a special contrivance where citizens plead their case before Council as it relates to the forthcoming budget....

Trip to Washington with Chamber

I’m guilty as charged! I traveled to Washington DC last week on the backs of the citizens. And even as I traveled, I was called to task in the media for spending $1,200 of the citizen’s resources unnecessarily which included air fare, hotel, parking and meals. They...