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Opening Arguments

Please fire me

The cynical axiom (anthough a libertarian would say it is merely realistic) is that government can only go in one direction: bigger. Here's the exception that proves the rule:


KELLER -- Keller City Manager Dan O'Leary decided that someone from the top management ranks at City Hall had to go. So the person he laid off was himself.

He told the City Council of his decision during a closed session Tuesday, then announced it Wednesday morning.

"It's a little unusual for a city of our size to have three city managers," O'Leary said, referring to his two assistant city managers, Steve Polasek and Chris Fuller. "There was a time that was needed, but at this point in time, I don't think we need three city managers."

Or maybe I'm too cynical. County Recorder John McGauley is running for county commissioner, and one of his issues is that the three-county-commissioner system should be replaced with a one-county-exeutive system, so in a sense he's campaigning for a job he wants to eliminate.