We ought to recognize this might seem like a good idea…
On Wednesday, Mr. Fitzgerald released the more than 40 resignation letters he has collected from appointees to boards and authorities, which are legally independent from the county. The executive says the letters are a pact between appointees and county government, an understanding that he and county council sets policy, not authority members.
If a board member goes rogue, he’ll pull out the resignation, Mr. Fitzgerald said. (P-G, Andrew McGill)
… if I was County Executive. People ought to be cognizant that this blogger, if elected, would never do anything wrong with that leverage; it would never be my intention to micromanage above my pay grade, or to deprive anyone else their input or creativity, or pursue my own electoral-political agenda within the Authorities.
I would simply make sure these Authorities are fundamentally on the same page — in terms of vision and strategy — as the mandate of the popularly elected officials in charge of County government. That would not be unreasonable in the slightest.
It probably still wouldn’t be a great idea though. People would grow skeptical of me no matter what. Maybe there is a more collaborative way to accomplish the same basic goal.