Three Rivers Fishing Report In organizations and companies I am familiar with, one reviews the job performance of an individual against the responsibilities and goals of that position to see how that individual adds up. You don't ask for resignation letters and then review their application for their job.Review in carpenter's terms: Ravenstahl cuts first. Mends second because the existing dead-wood can remain. Shops third with a national search. Picks fourth. Offers fifth. Hires sixth. Fills the dis-jointed part seventh. Introduces and trains eighth. Finally, gets onto life the new direction and his stamp upon the administration.
Remember how Steve Bland and Dan Onorato did the PAT cuts? Sorta the same way. They cut first and measured second. After the routes were cut, they then tried to figure out the impact and if that route should be cut or not.
In life, you measure twice then cut once.
Onorato and Ravenstahl don't understand how life works. That is another good reason to use the word, 'hack.'
They hack the city's department heads or they hack up the PAT bus routes without justifications and purpose to the desired mission and outcomes. The hacks are wreckless. Hacks don't have a process that thinks thing through. The hacks operate without rhyme nor reason. Hacks never learn how to "Think Again."
Cut this, cut that.... whack, whack, whack = hack.
Saying "Do more with less" and not being able to prove it -- just hacking away -- is the talk of a hack.
We want the city to provide value and be efficient. We understand that cuts should be made and must be made. But, how one cuts and how one guides is very important.
PAT needed to make changes. The department heads need adjustments. But terror can't work either.