As Fire Department negotiations drone on, the Third Floor isn't getting the support it expects from the second floor across the street.
The Times, frequent critics of the fire union, is taking the CM to task over the hiring of former water czar Michael Sligar as the shadow fire chief.
Calling Sharon Addison's explanation at times "absurd", this editorial questions the cost of Mr. Sligar and what expertise he brings to the table.
City Hall has girded its loins for the fight to strip the CBA of minimum manning language that currently drives costs to levels the Mayor says are not sustainable.
Council was oblivious to the Sligar hiring and privately there is some grumbling but for the record the two Council members most in charge, the Mayor and Mr. Jennings are publicly backing the move.
One thing in dealing with politics and media you need to remember. When in a leadership role, people are solidly behind you until the point they are not.