Sunday, January 29, 2017
HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW
Apparently that eye on the sparrow proved to be a little too much scrutiny for Mayor Bronin's nominee to fill a vacant Board of Education seat. Word tonight from Hartford City Hall sources is that Bronin's pick, Harold Sparrow, has withdrawn his name from consideration.
The news of Sparrow's homophobic past was first detailed by another local blogger, Jonathan Pelto, you can read that story here http://jonathanpelto.com/2017/01/27/breaking-news-hartford-mayor-nominates-anti-gay-marriage-leader-vacancy-hartford-school-board/
This nomination by Bronin was another misstep in an Administration that seems to be plagued by amateur mistakes. Has no one on Bronin's high paid staff ever heard of Google or the Internet?Apparently Jonathan Pelto has. Wouldn't that normally be the first turn to vette a name for an appointment before going public with the announcement? Just type it in and see what pops up, It really is quite simple, as well as a common business practice.
I would think that any good staffer, with the Mayor's best interest in mind would check out any nominee to avoid embarrassment to the Boss. But apparently that is not the case at 550 Main Street. And these missteps don't do an awful lot to build confidence in the City of Hartford's operations as Mayor Bronin continues his suburban Town Hall tour.
We need to get our own house in order if people are to really believe Hartford has changed its mistakes of the past. So far it seems to be more business as usual. But at least we can take our eye off the sparrow and move on to the next distraction.