It's the type of issue you hate to go to the mat over as it costs money to fix and won't get you votes, but Mayor Joe Butler is 100% correct to take charge on those Clinton Street streetlights that were installed improperly as part of an expansive remake of the street.
As usual, staff makes excuses, but streetlight poles in the middle of the sidewalk with overhead wiring resembling extension cords is a shortchanging of taxpayers.
I couldn't find the link, but the WDT reports today the Mayor declaring it "an unfinished job" and instructing staff to move on......In doing so he jumped over the city manager form of government which only slows response to pressing public problems.
Government is responsive when the people who answer to voters make decisions.
Fix it Mayor, and you'll get no complaints here.