TIME WILL TELL IF SHAKEUP WAS A GOOD MOVE

Port Alberni Mayor Mike Ruttan last week made what he promises is only the first move in a shakeup at city hall.

Port Alberni Mayor Mike Ruttan last week made what he promises is only the first move in a shakeup at city hall. Citing the management review that was undertaken last year, Ruttan moved city manager Ken Watson into a special projects role so he can better utilize his engineering degree, and has appointed fire Chief Tim Pley as interim city manager.

Many rumours are flying around town about what this move means. We are just as curious as others to see what the mayor has planned for city staff.

We are also curious to see how far this shakeup goes: especially with a council that is only one year old. There is a difference between ‘we’ve always done it this way’ and ‘we don’t know what we’re doing’. Only time will tell which option we have ended up with.

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