Francis X. Dougherty, Allentown's $89,500 Managing Director, has resigned after just two years on the job. Previously, spent five years in Philly as an assistant managing director.
No one is certain whether he ever lived in the Lehigh Valley, let alone Allentown. But in 2007, Dougherty kicked $500 into King Ed's coffers, so Pawlowski asked no questions. During his brief stint, Dougherty once pressured city workers to push through all the necessary approvals for an indoor pool at some bigwig's house because it "means money from air products later."
Dougherty is obviously well acquainted with the "pay to play" game, but two years of King Ed must be enough.
Dougherty's replacement? Ken Bennington, the bobblehead who heads the city's unevenly enforced code and standards department.
The Peter Principle in action!