For a politician, it´s self-inflicted wounds that hurt the most.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero surely feels the pain after his failed bid to take control of the Lansing Board of Water & Light, the city´s semi-autonomous public utility.
Bernero orchestrated the ouster of BWL’s general manager, J. Peter Lark, who resisted the mayor´s push to treat the utility like other city departments. Prodded by Bernero and increasingly dissatisfied with the general manager´s performance and attitude, five BWL commissioners voted to fire MICKEY HIRTEN Lark for still unspecified causes. Bernero hinted — broadly — at changes in the City Charter to curtail BWL oversight by the board.
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