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The “Throne of Power”

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Yes, the MSB actually used this terminology to refer to the Manager’s office in an Information Memorandum a couple of years ago.

IM No. 17-121 was issued to justify Ordinance 17-086.  This ordinance moved Purchasing from the Capital Projects Department to the Manager’s Office.  Previously, Purchasing came under the purview of the Finance Dept.

Moving Purchasing to the Manager’s Office probably wasn’t the wisest move by the Assembly.  Having Capital Projects or Finance oversee purchasing (instead of letting the Manager’s office directly control it) added a layer of accountability and transparency that is desperately needed over at the MSB.

The Assembly should consider fixing this.

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