Friday, September 06, 2013
Is Pawlowski Running For Mayor ... Or Governor?
"Mayor Ed Pawlowski is abandoning the city of Allentown,” Donovan bluntly states. "Mayor Pawlowski has proven time and again that his administration was run not as a City Without Limits, but as a City Without Choice. He pushed the water lease through without choice, he pushed the incinerator deal through without choice, and when the people tried to speak against his decisions he shut them down and gave them no choice. He has ignored requests for input on the NIZ development. It is not just my prerogative as a candidate to give that choice back, but my obligation to this city and its people.”
Donovan, a former City Council member, is a professor of business and economics at Cedar Crest College and a former city councilman where he served as Vice President for 2 years and chaired the Budget and Finance Committee. He has almost 40 years of experience in urban affairs through his work in business, education, and public policy.
He'd have good chance of winning if Allentown were a democracy. But it's not. It's an urban growth regime that eats up good people like Donovan.
Blogger Michael Molovinsky broke this story at 5:53 AM, well before the mainstream.