Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mr. Racine Already Generating Publicity

"Mayor and Alderman exchange words"

"Alderman Mike Shields and Mayor John Dickert had a word battle over the process used to hire Mark Eickhorst, a radio host and former Racine alderman, who became the city's new public information officer.

"Eickhorst will work for the city through a $25,000 contract with Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce. The contract would run from Feb. 1 to Dec. 31.

"As PIO for the city, Eickhorst will write press releases and market Racine to media within 100 miles of the city.

"During a verbal exchange with Mayor John Dickert, Shields said he wanted to make sure the entire hiring process was open to the public.

"Bloggers have suggested that the Eickhorst appointment was a political favor by Dickert for Eickorst's radio support during the mayoral race."

The Insider News site has a video clip of the Mayor gaveling down Alderman Shields' questions, and some interesting comments to read.


Anonymous said...

Video not working.

OrbsCorbs said...

Hmm. I have no control over that, but as of this posting, it is working (the start button is on the lower left of the video).

Why Not? said...

Holy wow, he is a bastard isn't he.. A small man with too much authority is a very dangerous thing.

kkdither said...

I think Shields handled himself very well. If someone "gavel-ed me down" the way that Dickert did, I would have much more to say and it wouldn't be pretty. Pompous is the perfect word to describe this bullying demeanor by our leader.

SER said...

They claim "bullying" in schools is a problem, and this guy is suppose to be a adult.

Sure tells ya how juvenile he is! He does not need to be our mayor!