Monday, July 25, 2011

Mayoral Candidate Jean Jacobs, Business Plan


As Mayor in the City Of Kingston, if elected, I offer the following proposal which will consist of changing the "way we do business". My first order of business will be to change the current form of city government by analyzing the Organizational Chart and the current table of Organization and hire a City Business Manager. WHY: We need a Business Leader to manage and lead people at the same time. I have worked in Corporate America for over 30 years and I have conducted hundreds of interviews and hired many people with the credentials to accomplish the job. You must be extremely ethical and extremely transparent. You need a combination of expertise that includes professional management abilities, business expertise, financial proficiency, people skills, expert training and practical experience to head one of the largest business operations “The City of Kingston”.

The City Manager Job Description:
The candidate would have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or Business Management with an expertise in fiscal responsibility, human resources and long range planning and would run the day-to-day operations of the City of Kingston. We need someone that judges more on performance than personality and “will be demanding a new way we do business.” His/Her role would be to execute and implement policies of the mayor and council and above all have the ability to manage people.

I recently read on a local Blog,”What plans have candidates offered for the position of Mayor in the City of Kingston”. I offer my years in the administrative and business field and I realize that CHANGE is imminent if we are going to save our fine city. Financially we are on a serious roller-coaster with little or no hope in site. How can the City of Kingston governmental officials even possibly admit that a Comprehensive Master Plan has never been completed since 1963? I hold all LEADERS in office accountable for this oversight and lack of recognizing the importance of this valuable tool to lead Kingston forward.

I urge all of you to step back for one minute and listen to the crisis our nation faces financially with a national debt that is soaring out of control and an economy that is failing daily. How many prominent corporations have failed and out of business due to the economic strife and above all lack of leadership at the top of the Organizational Table of Organization? These are most critical questions for the citizens of Kingston to ask before they go the Primary Polls on September 13, 2011. We need a Business Leader and a Mayor that has the experience in the Corporate Business World.

Respectfully submitted:
Jean Jacobs
GOP Candidate for Mayor
City of Kingston


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Anonymous said...

sounds like Hayes Clement could do both

Jacobs Live People for People said...

My response to July 25, 7:01 PM
This proves the ignorance that exists in our fine city. The LOL stands for laugh out loud. Well the last laugh will be on you my friend. I have the credentials and the professional managememt abilities to recognize that CHANGE is required if we are going to SAVE OUR CITY.

Anonymous said...

A fresh idea - but I think the manager should be full-time and the Mayor part-time.