Seldom have city workers and department heads been as uneasy about discussing their status as they appear to be now. Morale, remarkably, goes up and down week after week but fear of more cuts or reorganization pervades the halls and the work sites. One measure of the overall uncertainty is the varying guesses among workers -- and their families -- about who actually runs the city these days.
Nor does it help that street talk has it that CITCOM has a handful of high profile people they would drop tomorrow if the overall situation didn't make such dismissals a stupid option at the moment. And, since all cities seem to be having similar problems, workers are unlikely to quit. Not much is likely to happen for a while.
Frank Versagi is the editor of Versagi Voice.