In one of his first acts as Mayor Bob Correia has requested resignation letters from all his department heads.
Okay, what's the big deal?
This has been treated like some HUGE news story. CORREIA FIRES EVERYONE!! Well, no he didn't. This is purely symbolic, a way for the new Mayor to make it known that no job is to be taken for granted and the he is reviewing each and every position. If Mayor Correia EXCEPTED everyone's resignations THAT would be news, but most of these people are going to keep their jobs, or more correctly have their resignations not accepted, in my opinion.
One very good point brought up by WSAR's Keri Rodrigues is what happens if the resignation is accepted? This is something that must be answered. As much as I applaud a new administration for taking firm action to clean house our city employees are entitled to the same employment protections as anyone else.
Personally I think it's a positive step and I hope that Mayor Correia looks long and hard to make sure that the people who serve in city government are doing the job we expect, or should expect.