Why is it that two of County Executive Chris Collins’ top administrators have jumped ship within the first 7 months after coming to office?
First, it was Budget Director Beth Kornbrekke, who resigned after only five months on the job. Now, it’s Deputy County Executive Mark Davis, who’s resigning after 7 months on the job and had joined Collins in his pledge to accept $1 per month in salary for as long as the county control board remained hard. He’ll be replaced by Six Sigma implementation czar, Alfred Hammonds, Jr. No word on who or whether Hammonds’ position will be filled.
Collins pledged to run the county like a business, and the hard work of his administration has arguably only just begun. So, why have these key people begun bailing? Davis’ name had been floated as a candidate for NY-26, yet he couldn’t be bothered to stick around to see through the county’s negotiations with its public sector unions? That’s too bad.
At least in the city, we know that it’s Steve Casey who generally chases them away.