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Unfortunately, the 2006 council which hired a new city manager, Bernie Lynch, and the 2007-elected council gave the chief executive more and more latitude to govern without exercising the checks-and-balances prescribed in the charter. The 2009 council did the same. While the 2011 council has shown a desire to reclaim its authoritative charge, it still seems reluctant to provide the necessary oversight where warranted.
… It is time to give Bernie Lynch a chance. He’ll have enough challenges to deal with and doesn’t need to be compared with John Cox. That’s not fair. Of course, some people will do that and criticize every move Lynch makes. Bernie has to be his own manager, and the council has to rely on his skills and trust his judgment. Lowell needs to heal the wounds of the past few months and get on with a new era and a new way of thinking. The next election is when voters should state their case.
Yes. It is true. Back in 2006, the Blog of Record’s Editor had a bit of a “man crush” on the newly minted City Manager, Bernard Lynch. Something has happened along the way, so now there’s a “Hell Hath No Fury …” vibe coming from the Dutton Street ivory tower. The details, as to why, are shaky. Some think it’s related to a spread in “fondness,” around The Sun, for the smooth Lynch. Some think Lynch is upsetting the apple cart to the point that Campi’s racing pals are feeling too much the “also ran,” thus are prodding Campi to pounce, over and over and over and over and over and over and over, again.
I can’t say for sure. I’ve read enough Editorials to know better than to look too hard inside that noggin. Just roll with it and hope that Denver wakes up.
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