BWL resolution exposes anew City Council’s failure to communicate
The firing of J. Peter Lark as head of Lansing Board of Water and Light neatly sets the theme for the dramatic comedy that will play out in City Hall over the coming year.
The first act certainly had its Shakespearean overtones. The king, Lark, is deposed. A princeling drawn from the ranks — Dick Peffley — ascends to the throne, interim CEO. His first act? Kill the queen. He fires Larkīs second in command, chief administrative officer Sue Devon. The Kingīs council — BWLīs Board of Commissioners — is riven with intrigue and factions. The City Council feels slighted and is preparing for battle. This isnīt Shakespeare, itīs “Game of Thrones.”
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