Monday, June 16, 2008

Mayor Fahey and David Sokol

When we first reported Saturday Morning that Mayor Fahey was planning on replacing David Sokol on the MECA Board we didn't have all the details. A lot of that has been cleared up since then although we still ask the question of both the Omaha World-Herald and the Mayor's office --What did you know and When did you know it? If anyone thinks that the Omaha World-Herald didn't know about this in advance of the College World Series Contract signing early last week, they simply still believe in the tooth fairy!

In any event, and regardless of whether Sokol's actions resulted in a legitimate reason to terminate his position on the MECA Board, Mayor Mike Fahey has created a firestorm by simply not allowing Sokol to continue to serve out his term by reappointing him--assuming he had vacated the position to begin with.

Fahey's lack of inclusion of the community in the entire CWS stadium process was bad enough. The fist fight between him and Sokol over the location and management of the stadium didn't help. And now, with the specter of the Mayor asking the Council to approve the appointment of Sokol's replacement as early as tomorrow and the likely battle at this week's MECA meeting as to seating that nominee in place of Sokol, Fahey has created for himself a problem that will surely engulf the business and political leadership of the community.

IF FAHEY WERE SMART, HE'D SIMPLY REAPPOINT SOKOL TO HIS POSITION. IF HE DOES OTHERWISE THE FORTH OF JULY MAY KICK OFF EARLY!!!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

According to the latest news, the powers that be in Omaha explained to Mayor Mikey the facts of life, and David Sokol will be "reappointed". It is unbelievalbe that one could be so ignorant or hubristic to think that such an action would not result in reaction and repercussions. Apparently Steve Pederson is Mayor Mikey's manage-ment guru!!!!!

ai3 said...

Looks like Mayor Landow lost this battle and will probably blame Kratz for this major political screwup by the mayors office. Not the law office.

Anonymous said...

Why did David Sokol give up his election registration. He was under no pressure to do so. I think he was going to try to save a bundle on taxes.