Monday night was Mike Henneberry’s last day on the Planning Board. As part of Trish Spencer’s purge of the Boards and Commission of anyone who may not be 100% supportive of her pet issues, Mike Henneberry was not reappointed to the Planning Board and now joins the ranks of other Board members and Commissioners who have served faithfully like Eric Schatmeier and Dania Alvarez.
Mike Henneberry didn’t go quietly though, he took his final moments on the Planning Board to take a shot at Trish Spencer and others on the City Council (coughtonydaysogsough) who assume that their role is to rubber stamp the Mayor’s nominations as opposed to being a check to her decision making abilities.
Video here, but in general he talks about the discourse being lowered and the suspicions that have come up around staff and allegations of “hidden agendas.”
Here are some of the kickers:
Simple things like traffic reports, the numbers are questioned. There aren’t enough facts for some people to face the facts.
When the Mayor makes appointments if she can’t figure out who’s a political opponent and who’s a good board member, that’s not acceptable. And I’m not talking about me, I’m talking about Dania Alvarez. And if there are members of the City Council that don’t have the nerve to take her on on bad decisions that’s not okay.
Word is that Trish Spencer was in the audience and was not pleased during these parting comments.