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Mayor-elect Curry Announces Key Hiring Decisions
« on: June 24, 2015, 09:10:02 AM »
Mayor-elect Curry Announces Key Hiring Decisions



As he continues to build his team, Mayor-elect Lenny Curry announced today he has made the following appointments to his team as he prepares to take the oath of office on July 1.

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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2015, 10:27:12 AM »
Wow, between Mousa and Weinstein, City Hall is partying like it's 1999! I like it though.

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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2015, 10:34:33 AM »
^Yes! Weinstein is your man!
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2015, 10:50:04 AM »
Holy Shikes! He hired Weinstein that must mean that the HRO will not pass now, because, well that statement means absolutely nothing with something else, but I had to say it to beat the crazies to the punch.

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2015, 10:59:07 AM »
No kidding Steve !  Weinstein is easily one of the brightest men in public finance in the state. As some readers may be aware, I wasn't for curry.  But as mayor he is living up to his word on staffing some of the best people available.  He needs a couple of visionaries to round out the rock solid choices he's already made but Weinstein knows where all the bodies are buried.  After eight years of looting and four years of abandonment  from the mayors office, I'd love to get recordings of him and Mousa's reactions to what they find.

Amen. I really like this. CAO and Finance are all about the tactical, while soon to be Mayor Curry should be the strategic. The idea that Curry is clearly going for (and it totally makes sense) is give the tactical to two people that he knows will keep the place running well, while he focuses on the strategic.

Now....let's see what that strategic is.

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Re: Mayor-elect Curry Announces Key Hiring Decisions
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2015, 11:03:43 AM »
Unfortunately, it sounds like it's going to take more on the "tactical" financial end to get us back in shape. But if anyone can do it it's this squad.
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Re: Mayor-elect Curry Announces Key Hiring Decisions
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2015, 11:06:00 AM »
So based on the appointments so far, who else should we expect to see come on board?

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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2015, 11:06:07 AM »
I was also not a Curry supporter, but anyone who puts the brightest people around himself (rather than giving fellow party members their "due") leads correctly. Hopefully this is a good sign of things to come.

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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2015, 11:49:49 AM »
Boy everyone is foaming over who gets to be part of Curry's administration ::) I will wait and see if this dream team really works out for All the people of Jacksonville even for the people that didn't vote at all? A good Republican Friend didn't vote for Mr. Curry because he feels that Curry has painted himself into a corner with all the people he must pay back before he can even try to do anything for us pee-ons.
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2015, 06:10:13 AM »
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with proven track records

Let me expand this further Stephen, "with proven track records" in JACKSONVILLE, FL

No need to bring in outside help from Washington D.C., where people trust politicians less than the home grown kind, and without all the hub-bub of promise this, promise that of how "were gonna run the city like a business" - Yeah that was a holdover from Peyton, but I still know that you can't run the city like a business, its full of too much "we do it that way, cause its always been done that way", and you can't change it in 4 years, let alone 8.

But Curry has good support in his campaign people and they know what needs to be done and who are the best people to represent fellow citizens of Jacksonville? Why its fellow citizens of Jacksonville. Will there be cronyism, you bet there will, but at least you can call the space the spade and know who the crony is, in Jacksonville, before you have to research and trace the activity back to D.C. or some other outside place.
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2015, 10:38:30 AM »
No need to bring in outside help from Washington D.C., where people trust politicians less than the home grown kind, a

Just to be clear....there is a big difference between politicians in DC (Federal and local) and folks with expertise in given fields.  DC has literally been  transformed as a city over the last 20 years.  I could definitely see value in learning some things from their experience with revitalization, real estate, transportation, and housing.

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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2015, 10:50:46 AM »
So far it is looking like Delaney II.
I know a lot of people on this board are thinking that this is a good thing but I will take the opposite view.
Having these Republican Party power brokers in place will only strengthen my concern that Mayor elect Curry is not going to be his own man. He is already beholding to the elite class that got him in office and he will likely be doing their bidding.
And he has learned from Mayor Brown that you do not offend the likes of these folks and stay in office.
Status quo remains. Sad to see. Good Old Boy network has a tight hold and we as a city are the worse for it.
I hope I am proven wrong but this is not change. Just more of the same ol' same ol'.

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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2015, 11:01:29 AM »
Its funny how quickly people forget about the courthouse and shipyards debacles which I believe most of these people were part of. That being said I really hope they've learned from there mistakes and I truly wish them the best this time around.

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Re: Mayor-elect Curry Announces Key Hiring Decisions
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2015, 11:07:30 AM »
^I believe both of those projects would have turned out differently if the mayoral administration didn't change before their completion. Without a doubt, the courthouse would have been built a decade earlier and much cheaper.
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Re: Mayor-elect Curry Announces Key Hiring Decisions
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2015, 12:13:04 PM »
^I believe both of those projects would have turned out differently if the mayoral administration didn't change before their completion. Without a doubt, the courthouse would have been built a decade earlier and much cheaper.
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