Mayor Christian Provenzano took time out of his busy day to talk to saultonline.com about the issue of replacing Joe Fratisi or not, when he retires.
The responsibilities of the CAO are spelled out on the city’s website at the following link,
Some people in this city think that there is no need to replace the outgoing CAO, but on the other hand, there are a lot of people that think that it is crucial that a new man is hired. Where some people think that the CAO is just a middle man between council and staff, Mayor Provenzano makes it quite clear that there is a lot of work that the CAO does, that people aren’t aware of.
The report that was given to the mayor and councillors by Peter Niro, Commissioner of Human Resources, for discussion at the meeting on Monday, January 26th, concerning the issue is on page 114 and 115 of Monday’s agenda, also found on the city’s website.