Local TV station WWAY invited the city manager and/or Mayor Saffo to sit down and answer questions about the pending baseball stadium, convention center and the budget. Saffo indicated he wanted to see the questions ahead of time. Surprisingly, the station agreed to do so. Even then, the Mayor never showed or returned the calls. City Manager Sterling Cheatham also was a no-show.
Councilman Charlie Rivenbark was also asked for an interview and indicated he was out of town to one of their reporters. But then the general manager ran into him an eating establishment downtown an hour later.
There is much that can be said, but the short version of what this is NOT is leadership! The city is responsible for creating the strife on the baseball issue, it shouldn’t run and hide from the issue IT created. Running away is not a mark of greatness or vision, it is a sign of shame and/or fear.
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