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TACOMA: Anderson’s a hired gun ready to go

Letter by Glenn Sukys, Tacoma on Nov. 11, 2010 at 4:12 pm with 8 Comments »
November 11, 2010 4:12 pm

Re: “Tacoma city manager cashes in on $35,000 per year pay raise” (thenewstribune.com, 11-11).

Tacoma City Manager Eric Anderson is a hired gun. These administrators negotiate terms as they ride into town with a parachute escape clause.

He rode in an out of Evanston, Ill. (my original hometown). He rode in an out of Des Moines, Iowa, as recently as 2004. He is now ready to leave Tacoma, unless he gets gold scattered at his feet.

Where is his loyalty? He can leave anytime and will. I predict it.

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  1. the3rdpigshouse says:

    Why leave when you have been rewarded for accomplishing nothing significant during your tenure!!

  2. Concernedfather says:

    Are you kidding me, nothing significant? Why, he…he gave away that land at the Tacoma Dome! He allowed the receiver of the free land to borrow against it!
    He canned the city DV advocate. He, um… he is building a new Cheney Stadium. How can you say he has done nothing significant?

  3. Didn’t we elect a MAYOR at one time? We voters are really stupid some times . . .

  4. ratujack says:

    He is STEALING folks!!!!!!!!!! Bell, Ca did the same. Con man. He knows he can get away with it.

  5. Roncella says:

    Where is Tacoma’s Mayor and City Council ? Are they looking out for the tax payers of tacoma ?

    Maybe they are all too busy with installing parking meters all over the dieing down town area of tacoma.

  6. jtarleton says:

    Not his fault. He sees an opportunity and takes it. Free market , right.
    …..Seriously, its the councilmembers and mayor who allow this. And ultimately ours because we sit back and let it go on.
    The citizens down in Bell, California went to the council meetings and got involved. Ever take a look on TV or sit in at a Tacoma city council meeting? No citizens are there , just a dozen or so officials pushing papers…everyone else I guess is to busy to take an interest.

  7. I’ve sat in at council meetings and met with councilpersons. Some of them do care, but, I honestly think they are totally sandbagged by city employees. City employees present the facts slanted to promote their interests. It’s time to can the city manager government model and get the city council to do what city councils should do- govern. All the council does now is to confirm resolutions and purchase orders. If the credentials of the councilpersons are examined, there are very few that have the credentials to govern.

  8. Roncella – “Where is Tacoma’s Mayor and City Council?” Whom do you thing hired Anderson?

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