Stephen Johnson, Epic Failure
(Stephanie Kienzle) North Miami City Manager Stephen Johnson has a problem. A really big problem. As reported by The Miami Herald, Channel 6 and this blog, he’s under the gun for allowing mayor Andre Pierre to gouge the city for about $40,000.00, according to the latest calculations by Channel 6.
I imagine Mr. Johnson must have been stunned to learn that suddenly he’s smack in the middle of the controversy now known as Soccer Gate. What he fails to understand is that a City Manager is supposed to manage a city. This is not surprising since when he was the Chief of Police he barely knew how to run the department. When he was promoted to City Manager, Johnson must have figured it would be a cake walk. After all, committing crime is a whole lot easier than fighting it, right? Now he’s in way over his head.
As The Miami Herald just reported, Johnson is apparently now scrambling to cover not only the mayor’s ass, but his own, too. The article entitled, City to reconsider stadium-rental policy after mayor got freebies, states, “On Wednesday, city manager Stephen Johnson said the city should not have charged anyone except organizations who charge admission or generate revenue at the stadium or want to exclude the public for a period of time. He said he hopes the city will change its policy to reflect that view.”
Isn’t that kinda like someone trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube after he squeezed it all over the bathroom sink?
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