FOR ATLANTIC CITY'S
After a very bumpy
start ... Atlantic City's Acting Mayor, William "Speedy" Marsh appears to be
getting his legs under him.
Several very good and
long over due moves by Marsh, look decisive, and, they
Marsh ordered Anthony
Swan to withdraw the ridiculous appeal regarding the Craig Callaway pay raise
scheme, which the dismissed former City legal staffer Kim Baldwin had
aggressively appealed all the way to the New Jersey State Supreme
An exact accounting
of how much tax dollars were wasted by Baldwin litigating this absurd case
through the local, state, appellate and Supreme Courts needs to be revealed to
has settled a long overdue contract with the City's deserving Blue-Collar Union.
This has stalled for nearly 2 years during the ugly and incompetent Bob
Levy/Craig Callaway years in Atlantic City.
Finally, Marsh has
promoted deserving Professional Fire officials and will promote deserving
Police officials tomorrow.
All in all, it's been
a good week for Marsh.
However, in fairness,
it must be pointed out that this is all low-lying fruit here that Marsh has
picked thus far.
Ending an appeal that
never should have occurred in the first place, or, promoting from an existing
list of deserving candidates ... or, settling an employee contract that was
already done ... this didn't require any skill ... merely, the willingness to do
the right thing ... which Marsh did and he gets the credit for doing the right
But, let's have
a reality check here ... It's impossible to look worse than Bob Levy did.
Levy cannot ever be the standard that we measure a Mayor by, ever!
There are many
important items ahead in Atlantic City that will require bold and decisive
leadership on Marsh's part.