Marcus Jones, the city manager in Norfolk, has enjoyed a rather extended honeymoon in his relationship with council. It seems that period has come to an end, with four members of council – that’s half, by the way – taking issue with him in Tuesday’s meeting. Jones has been on the job since February 2011.
Now would be a good time for Jones to polish his resume. When public hits like this start, it wont be long before others come. For the council-watchers out there, you’ll know the end is near when the mayor joins the chorus.
I’ve always liked Jones, even if he has always been a little too close to the mayor than I would have liked. The hits he took are reasonable ones – and I’m glad to see council actually doing their jobs.
Now – somebody explain to me how it is possible for the city to issue a check for 100 times more than it should have been and the city not uncover it for three months? Are you kidding me? What kind of controls over OUR money are in place in City Hall? From the looks of things, not many.