Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

Keep New London City Council out of mayoral hiring

Paul Duarte Groton

Publication: The Day

Published 03/11/2014 12:00 AM
Updated 03/10/2014 11:29 PM

After reading The Day's editorial "Checks and balances," (March 5), I was shocked by The Day's solution to their described problem. By this letter, I take no position on the legal appointment or qualifications of the positions filled, I only want to address The Day's solution. Placing the mayor's appointments in the hands of the City Council is a bad idea. Having a mayor of one party and a council of another party sets up a situation that we see in Congress every day.

The answer is to make sure all positions go through the regular hiring process, in which the job is posted, applications are received by the Human Resources Department, they call in qualified people for an interview, and the top few applicants are forwarded to the mayor for final interviews and hiring.

This solution keeps politics out of the process and guarantees qualifications are met.

Town News

Visit Zip06
Submit Your:  Submit Your News Submit Your Photos Submit Your Events
Most Recent Poll
What do you think about the partnership between the Girl Scouts and Mattel, which includes a Barbie participation patch?
It is product placement at its worst.
37%
It's not a good match for Girl Scouts. Barbie idealizes an impossible body type.
26%
It's a great match. Barbie shows girls they can be anything they want to be.
8%
If it means funding for an educational, community-building program for girls, then it's fine by me.
29%
Number of votes: 944

No current items found

No current items found

The Day on Facebook

In the past two weeks our Facebook fans have won tickets to the CT Tigers, Newport Winefest and Mystic Seaport. Become a fan of The Day on Facebook for access to these contests, breaking news, TheDay.com's best features and more!