Saturday, June 23, 2007
L'État, c'est moi
Rogers Mayor Steve Womack has taken a break from bashing Hispanics to demonstrate his arrogance about other aspects of His city government. The Benton County Daily Record tells it this way: When asked how the search for the new fire chief was going, Mayor Womack said, “It’s going.” He said the search is his initiative. “I’m pursuing my plan, and I’m not going to talk about it,” Womack said. He declined to answer why the position is not being advertised on the city’s Web site or any other place, how many applications the city has received for the position and why he is being so secretive about the search. "I’m just not going to discuss it.”
Alderman Mark Kruger, a member of the Public Works Committee, said “I guess he’ll let us know when he’s ready.” Porky Wenzel, a Civil Service Board member, said Mayor Womack was "a little cocky sometimes." An editorial in the Daily Record said it appeared to be "a one-man show" and "a pretty dictatorial attitude to take as head of a representative local government."
Hey, the citizens of Rogers elected Steve Womack, and they're getting what they deserve. Real hard. And it doesn't sound as if they're getting much better from the City Council or the Civil Service Board.