A little birdie emailed me over the weekend some information about who is interviewing for selection to the Charter Committee…..the list as it was sent to me included the following names:
- Julie Tandy
- Steve Trine
- Jim Carson
- Jim Baldalamenti
Apparently there are nine people total interviewing for the positions. I know I have personally asked a few people to apply and didn’t apply myself as I knew my chance of getting selected were between slim and none. I hope that the selection committee keeps an open mind during the selection process and pick the best people for the job rather than the most politically connected.
It will be telling if the above list is true, if they pick Tandy, Trine or Baldalamenti, whether they will recognize that they will have to put Carson on the committee to make sure it doesn’t appear to look like they are stacking the committee with their political cronies? Remember, this is just a committee to look at changes to the Charter that then have to go in front of the voters for approval, if those changes have a hint of being politically motivated for one side or the other you will have a serious backlash and the amendments won’t pass.
This committee needs not only to be apolitical but any hint of impropriety will sink their efforts before it begins.
Again, for those that reading comprehension skills may be in need of improvement, I don’t know if these four peoples names are actually on the list (I plan on asking for the full list tomorrow) but since they are all former elected officials in Keller, it would not suprise me one bit. I’m sure Jim Carson will be here shortly to confirm or deny his name being on the list.