Thursday, August 25, 2011

Boston Globe editorializes on Cambridge City Manager

Archie Mazmanian reports:


Here's the link:

to today's Boston Globe editorial on Robert Healy's decision not to appeal the Monteiro decision. The editorial suggests that Healy may be serving for too long a period, although the editorial does state that he has done some good things for Cambridge. The editorial closes with:

"Healy may or may not be the best person to run Cambridge, but he can only do it better with a little pressure from above."

Presumably the reference to "from above" is the Council, or is it? It seems that the Council has been reluctant to provide any pressure; perhaps it has to apply a lot of pressure. But what are the chances of that? Or should the pressure come from voters in electing members of the Council? Or is there a suggestion of a miracle needed "from above" in another sense?