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Press: Hayden Should Keep Chatwin

Three members of the Hayden City Council have lost confidence in their city administrator, Stefan Chatwin (pictured from city of Hayden website). Because of that, Chatwin's losing confidence in his ability to do his job, unfettered by political gamesmanship or workplace shenanigans. For the good of the city, we encourage all parties to mend fences. Chatwin has made some enemies since he assumed the top administrative post in Hayden city government in March 2009. He's streamlined the bureaucracy, reducing nine department head positions to four. He's been the guy whose responsibilities include passing along bad news about pay and benefits to employees - a great way to win taxpayer appreciation but not popularity contests with employees/Mike Patrick, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: I'm trying to read between the lines here. Why is the Coeur d'Alene Press urging the Hayden City Council and City Administrator Stefan Chatwin to kiss and make up?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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