The Port Authority situation concerns me. Lame Duck Mayor Carleton S. Finkbeiner is stacking the board with longtime cronies.
It looks to me like he is trying to re-create the good old boy network from his self-proclaimed glory days.
Carty's time as mayor is running out. Even he must see that. So it's not too much of a reach to believe he is trying to pave the way so he can become the next Port Authority Director.
That would be a disaster! The Port Authority is one of the keys to a better economic future for our region. It clearly requires a director who is respected, trusted and skilled at collaborating with economic partners while seeing the big picture.
Does anyone think that is a description of the mayor?
The Lucas County Commissioners can trump Carty's power grab with three appointments of their own. Based on the names I have heard, I think that's going to happen.