Last week, Town staff attended a webinar hosted by Virginia Municipal League (VML) on Transportation and Mobility, as well as a supervisor training webinar hosted by Virginia Municipal League Insurance Program (VMLIP) on termination, furlough, reduction in force (RIF), and layoff practices, and to round off a hectic work week, they participated in a social media webinar.
Note: The Virginia Municipal League Insurance Program is the entity that funded the Town’s hiring of two high priced law firms to fight a citizens group that challenged the selling of the old school to a developer for $10. The VML also holds classes which instruct town’s how to deal (not) with citizen Freedom of Information requests. Anyone who has ever FOIA’d the town to try and pry information out of them realizes that those classes are having a chilling effect on our local democracy.
While Bob Panek’s protégé, Town Manager Brent Manuel was engaging in these frivoulous activities, the Cape Charles dolphin spent the holidays languishing in the town trash pile:
Granted, this is Cape Charles, but how can this level of incompetence be tolerated?
The Mayor and Council needs to begin the process of fixing that dolphin – or be prepared to deal with the consequences.