DA Carnright expressed in the paper this week that he would use an extra $12k in state Impact money to give his staff raises. Now, I am all for Holley's staff being paid well and keeping the office competitive but I couldn't help but think that the extra money may be more effective expanding or creating crime prevention programs. This would be less of an issue if it did not come on the heels of an announcement by Carnright that he was putting in a request to the legislature asking for an extra $125k for his office. Part of the money also would go to providing raises to his full time staff.
SpongeBob and friends show their support for Elliott Auerbach at the county fair. It's good to see SpongeBob backing the right guy this year.
After reading the article in the Freeman on Jim Sottile's first 8 months back in office it is very clear this guy needs to hire a press secretary. I go back to what Alderman Hoffay said last week about good accomplishments being swallowed up by these ridiculous controversies. Mayor Sottile seems to have a new issue every week that he has to deal with, most times they are non issues that turn into a huge story for the simple fact that Hiz Honor can not effectively deal with the press.
There is nothing wrong with that, Sottile is a good mayor but someone that is very emotional and does what he feels is right, no mater what the political backlash. It's respectable and honorable...he just needs to get a professional to express his ideas to the press.