Mayor Bill Finch has a bunch of decisions to make in the coming months regarding hires and fires and other personnel issues. Who stays? Who goes?
That’s the luxury of having a four-year term. You can pretty much govern the way you want. In politics sacred cows will always exist, it’s the nature of the beast, but this mayor can now set his own course, implement his own agenda, policies and direction without the political influence of his first term. The clock has reset.
Some of the mayor’s advisers and supporters have been asked (or taken it upon themselves) to compile their own recommendation for changes. Wheeeee! Get out the powerwasher.
Perhaps we’ll not see huge changes, but some will come over the next few months. In his first term Finch was not bashful about making personnel changes in Civil Service, Port Authority, Water Pollution Control Authority and did we forget a state takeover of city schools? How will that play out? Waiting for a decision from the State Supreme Court. If you could cast your magic wand what changes, suggestions would you make?