Last Tuesday night, a highly respected City Director took time at the Mill Creek City Council meeting under the public comment portion of the meeting to make glowing accolades and offer his support for his boss, City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto.
This action is unprecedented, inappropriate and unprofessional. Directors serve at the pleasure of the City Manager, and this type of action is very suspicious given the fact she has recently come under heavy criticism for her management style. Directors should not align themselves with political issues, especially from the podium in a public meeting. In my opinion, he crossed the line of professionalism.
Why did this Director feel motivated to use the Public Comment portion of the meeting to do this? He should have known better. Directors are not paid to be the voice for their boss. She is highly compensated and should fight her own battles.
I will ask one more time, what was the motivation?
Lynn D. Sordel
Mill Creek City Councilmember