The Union recognizes that Anoka's City government is dysfunctional. 2-2-07. The logical question is: who's responsible?
Let's see; probably not Jeff Weaver yet, he just joined. Rice, of only two years, seems pretty steady. Freeburg was here when councils 'functioned'. "Summer Santa", that's what Jimmy calls Carl Anderson, was Skogquist's choice and just backs up Skogquist.
So that pretty much leaves Skogquist and his assistant, the city manager.
Last year about this time Skogquist declared, "I cannot work with this group." and "I have no goals." This was when he had "a council majority" with his sidekick Schumacher and his appointment Anderson. And he couldn't get along.
So now these two, the mayor and his manager, are ducking and weaving . . . "all we need are some new goals."
Let's see if we can cause a diversion from our dysfunction, since public scrutiny is closing in.
See the posts on "Newspaper Headlines: A Shabby History" and letters to editor.
It reminds me of my grandson when he's been cheating, he gets caught and then it's, "Let's play nice now." "Let's play by the rules, Grampa Sam."
Or the always useful (for kids and politicians), "Let's just move on."
INBOX: from the cable audience perspective: It's hard to see how "strategic visioning" is going to resolve dysfunction. If the problem is one guy (Bjorn Skogquist) who needs to grow up and another guy (Tim Cruikshank) who's in over his head that the city needs to upgrade. Maybe if magic beans are involved . . .