There is nothing wrong with a city manager and a city commissioner working together to develop a proposal to present to the city commission for consideration; however, having a commissioner present an idea to the city commission on a false pretext, and the city manager denying any knowledge of the plan, is shameful. This is just what happened.
At the Aug. 1, 2012, city commission workshop, Commissioner Betty Wojcik stated, “Now I’m going to blow your minds even more ... I would like you to consider the idea of taking that amount ($150,000) or amount or part of that ... to hire an assistant city manager ... and the other benefit of that is that person she (city manager) hires could be somebody who has a strong background in recreation management … ” to be use as recreational director. Near the end of discussions on this issue Ms. Leary, city manager stated, “This is coming right out of left field.” This statement by Ms. Leary is untruthful and deceiving.
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