Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Some Aurora News, the mayor wants to hire a cheif of staff that retired from a job with a different entity of government. In order to get around the law that says you can't collect a government pension and get paid by a government job they want to hire him via a local temp agency....
Jay Stewart, executive director of the Chicago-based Better Government Association, said, though, that Weisner's plan "raises some red flags."
"It strikes me as a crafty way to get around the letter of the law, but forgets about the spirit of the law," Stewart said. "There are reasons why we have these kinds of rules in place, particularly because of concerns about double-dipping."

I am in favor of the mayor having the person he wants, but then again this seems a bit too clever.


1 comment:

openline said...

Weisner, like any Mayor, should be able to build a staff around him, but we think it's inappropriate to seek ways to circumvent the law, even the spirit of the law. Pensions were designed for retirement.