It's in the form of an op/ed from Perry and not an editorial, but the Times has concluded the new Council is like the old Council. A dithering, rudderless, mass of leaderless protoplasm that they worked so hard to create but has disappointed Perry and company with it's handling of the Arena snack bar. (The City is currently on track to operate the concession, which it should have done in the first place.)
Yesterday Team Times praised the Arena, which arguably is the result of leadership and vision they had supported. Scorn is reserved for Council and the City Manager. Against what turned out to be good advice, the Council (3-2 vote) and the Manager, pursued a policy of abdication of duty on running part of an operation they are responsible for.
Now Mayor Joe Butler gets a razzing mostly because he is not the person so longingly desired for the job. That would be Councilman Stephen Jennings, who has been relegated to solving the media created scourge of bed bugs.
As the Arena ribbon nears cutting, Council is being villified by the nattering nabobs who specialize in evisceration of local elected officials.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.