The Aberdeen Mayor that doesn’t like the democratic process in elections and in city council matters recently selected without Council discussion or vote a new insurance company for city employees. Mayor McGrady with advise from a non-elected crony ( the mysterious Mr. Gary Wilson) decided to change City employee insurance from Cigna to Evergreen. A representative of the city police union,Jason Neidig, testified against the arrogant autocratic decision pointing out that the city Finance Director opposed the change also. There also was no input on the matter sought from employees or the general public. The Mayor just buried the unilateral decision in the annual budget. The City Council was asleep at the wheel over the decision and did not raise any questions or interest in the matter . The Council surrendered their responsibilty to be a checks and balance to the mayors corrupt decision making process again.
Evergreen Insurance has now stumbled into a possible $25 million loss of profits and the politically corrupt Mayor and his secret financial advisor don’t seem to know or care what pig in a poke they have bought. Why worry about poor undemocratic decision making when the Council is just a quiet rubber stamp.