Lack of Vision and Strategic Planning

Mayor Herenton’s re-election, resignation threats, and other shenanigans aside, at least we know we have a Mayor, who just yesterday proclaimed:

“I want to tell you I had no other choice but to run for re-election. I had to run for office to protect what I had invested in this city in 16 years as mayor.”
“I had to protect the progress of this particular city from individuals who I thought did not have any wherewithal or ability to take this city to the next level.”

That’s all well and good. I’m glad that the Mayor feels responsible for the “investment” he has in Memphis. It’s too bad that his investment seems to have no direction or vision.

From the article:

“The library system’s lack of strategic direction on issues such as locations, facilities and service offerings is symptomatic of the lack of overall city strategies and priorities for the delivery of services to its citizens,” said the report, commissioned in August 2006, conducted by Deloitte Consulting LLP and delivered a year ago at a cost of $700,000.

Ahh, that’s what I like to hear about a guy who went out of his way to make sure that the city wouldn’t move too far away from his legacy of blindly driving this city…umm, forward?. Ugh! This stuff drives me nuts.

I’m sure there will be more on this…there always is.

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