Sunday, November 6, 2011

City of Sheboygan: Too Many Cooks Spoil the Soup?

Every pictures tells a story

Editorial: City worker portion of survey very revealing.   (Sheboygan Press, 11/5/2011)

Excerpt:   But they do have issues with how the city is run, including a feeling that the Common Council was trying to micro-manage individual departments.

The employees in the focus group wanted foremost to see that department supervisors were given the ability to oversee day-to-day functions without interference from the Common Council.

They were also concerned that the turnover in supervisory positions along with several unfilled positions — human resources, most notably — contributed to city government inefficiencies.

We couldn't agree more.

The Common Council, mostly out of an attempt to save money, has allowed several key supervisory positions to remain vacant. Human resources, city planning and city assessor are three of the top-level positions that haven't been filled with permanent hiring

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