But under the new form of government, it’s the City Council — not the mayor — that oversees the $1.1 billion city enterprise.
So, what does council President Scott Hente think about Bach’s constant involvement with the four-service utility?
“The mayor has the right as any citizen in this community does to express his opinions about any of the services that our municipality provides. However, he tells me on a very frequent basis that some things are the responsibility of the executive branch of this community. You know what? I respect that, so if some things are the responsibility of the executive branch of this community, then some things are the responsibility of the legislative branch of this community and Utilities is one of them. So, I guess what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.”