Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Leaders' comments about Shirey




        “For my money, he's doing what a professional administrator is supposed to do.” — Mayor Charlie Luken

        “The longer he stays, the more we get a chance to see that our city has no direction and no future. ... I think it's going to be a campaign issue in 2001.” — Councilman Charlie Winburn

        “He's done a reasonable job in a very difficult environment. He's someone who puts up with just an unbelievable amount of bad behavior on the part of council members.” — Councilman Pat DeWine

       “He and I have disagreed professionally, in part because it's a function of where we sit. But I've never thought he was taking a position that demonstrated a lack of integrity in any way.” — David Krings, Hamilton County administrator

        “At times I think he can micromanage, but bottom line, he's a very decent guy who is a talent, who's working hard to do the best job he can in a very difficult setting.” — John Williams, President of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce

        “John has a set of public policy principles that he's willing to lay himself on the line for. Sometimes that results in a kind of public criticism that takes a great deal of stamina and strength.” — Joe Pichler, chairman and CEO of Kroger, who has worked with Mr. Shirey on downtown development issues

       



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