In Search of Leadership: Appointments by Elected Officials Should Be Open to the Public Says Courier Times OpEd | Newtown News of Interest |
Look, the real issue here from our perspective is the process elected officials use to make appointments - lawyers, engineers, managers, department heads, etc. If the process is open to the public - and it usually isn't - elected officials are apt to base their selections on the strength of professional experience and personal convictions, not political history and personal relationships. In Lower Southampton, there's been too little of the former and too much of the latter. Citizens should demand an end to it.