By JOSH RESNEK
The mayor will do much to defend his position in the coming months.
Everything his paid city hall staff is doing is exquisitely designed to promote the mayor as the city’s boss and king.
He can point to new parks and several which have been redone twice.
The painted bicycle and bus lanes adorning the street give the city a modern look and feel.
He can take pride in being a transportation wonk. He wants Everett’s new thousands of residents to take buses or to ride bicycles rather than to own cars and try to park them.
The many can point to many, many things he has accomplished.
The casino would be number one among them if it were not for persistent remnants of the licensing process floating about in political circles indicating strongly that the mayor may have charged a fee to get Wynn the former Monsanto land and the license.
Such a rumor, or if it is, in fact, a truth as asserted in court documents, is a black eye for the mayor.Continue reading “The mayor’s Achilles’ heel”