I got a phone call this morning saying something to the effect of “Oh my #@ Mary! You were right! I voted for the wrong person! I should have listened to you! Have you read Jim Roy’s article in the Current this morning? John Moak is going to fire the planning guy!”
A little late I’m afraid for an “I told you so.” (The Undertoad did “hint” at this possibility as well.)
One of the things I’ve always liked about Jim Roy is that he doesn’t beat around the bush (anyone who knows Jim Roy, knows that to be an understatement.)
So to quote Jim Roy in today’s Newburyport Current, January 27, 2006:
“Candidate Moak spent a lot of time this past fall blathering on about our city’s architectural heritage, yet what is he doing now? Threatening to fire city planner Nick Cracknell because developers hate him.”…”If Moak has Cracknell walk the plank, it will represent a betrayal to even lip service that he intends to protect our architectural legacy.”
The whole article is well worth reading. You can find it on line at www.townonline.com/newburyport.