WTOL Editorial: More Erie Street Market madness

WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon
WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon

The Erie Street market mess just won't go away. We hear lame duck Mayor Carty Finkbeiner plans to publicly throw some of his employees under the bus.

He will offer them up as sacrificial lambs to the crowd of people demanding explanations for exactly how the city decided to pay for the remodeling.

From where I sit, it seems like the mayor put a lot of pressure on people to get the Erie Street Market ready by August 1. So the people he's sacrificing cut corners and got the job done. Now, he wants them to be held responsible for doing his bidding and for his inability to manage a project.

That's not fair.

But it is typical of this Mayor who wants all of the glory and all of the credit when things go right, but none of the blame when things are screwed up.

And this has been screwed up. Disciplining employees only makes it worse.