We think: West Melbourne's manager le...

We think: West Melbourne's manager let his city down

There are 6 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Aug 28, 2008, titled We think: West Melbourne's manager let his city down. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

How is Hilton Head these days? Just ask West Melbourne City Manager David Reynal.

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Part time Resident

Durango, CO

#1 Aug 28, 2008
I understand it doesn't exactly 'look' good, but what result exactly would have been different if he had been there during the storm? We don't get to negotiate with mother nature, she's gonna do what she's gonna do and in this instance she was gonna drop an epic flood on the area.

I'd give a little credit to the people he manages, I doubt they were running around in circles bumping into each other going "what do we do???" while their boss was away.

United States

#2 Aug 28, 2008
Obviously this is "just a job" to Reynal. Any real city manager would have figured out a way to get back without endangering anybody. West Melbourne would have reimbursed him and likely restored his lost vacation days.

He's just another example of the "me, me, me" generation that has infected our country. He needs to be fired!!! If I recall correctly Bush the Younger pulled the same thing so, Reynal must be a good Republican just following his "leader" by example!!!
Interested Observer

Boston, MA

#3 Aug 28, 2008
What a leader!

United States

#4 Aug 28, 2008
When you run for the office of City Manager and you are a servant of the people, you do so not at your convenience but at the calling of the people.

David Reynal's job is the be the point man for the city. By choosing to abdicate that responsibility, he let the people of his city down.

Reynal should be fired immediately.
William Mathers

Manchester, TN

#5 Aug 31, 2008
He should have been home with the suffering residents of the city he is paid to manage. His complete lack of duty should lead the cities elected body to hire a new manager. According to local news reports, he commented "My office works 8:30 to 5:00, Monday to Friday". Can you imagine the nerve of this man! FIRE HIM NOW!
George Heylor

Manchester, TN

#6 Aug 31, 2008
I have a sister in West melbourne who was totally flooded out with the storm. She said several councilman were helping out in her neighborhood with food and supplies. This man is a fool and should have come home immediately. These gov. employees are getting worse and worse with the work ethic. I am sure he gets paid alot to manage a city.

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