By: Diane Benjamin
Robert Fike says some good things, but I’m not sure he is informed enough to be mayor. He mentioned offering early retirement to highly paid people so cheaper ones could be hired. The last time the City did that, it cost around $4 million in Sick Leave Buy Back. Just a view months ago Nicole Albertson (head of HR) reported around 250 people still qualify for SLBB. This time an additional expense for pension spiking would also be incurred, of course changing the policy could avoid that. So far the City has been to chicken to do so.
The time has come for Tari Renner to say whether his hands shake because he is very nervous or if he has some health condition.
I first heard reports of his shaking from people present at the ballot challenges in December. Then other people told me Renner’s hands were shaking so much he grabbed the podium during the debate at the Doubletree.
Watch the video below of his appearance before the Pantagraph Board – just hit play. The shaking is obvious. Voters have a right to know if health issues may impact his ability to serve as mayor. Watch for around a minute.