There are rumors floating around, and I’ve received several E-mails, that the Lancaster City Council might not approve Brenda Powers’ appointment of Allen Weston as police chief. I haven’t found anyone willing to go on the record about which way the council will vote on Weston. The council members I have attempted to ask about this have either not responded or declined to say which way they expect to vote.
I have, however, just talked to Don Rinthen about the logistics of appointments in general, and it is true that if the council doesn’t approve of an appointment by the mayor, the mayor has to come back and propose a different appointee. So, if the council votes down Weston’s appointment, Brenda would have to come up with a different person to serve as police chief.
One thing is for sure — Monday night will be an interesting one at city hall. I will be there and will tweet news via my rarely utilized Twitter account (www.twitter.com/BenKleppinger) when I get the chance, since I won’t have a full-fledged Internet connection.