OK, ok, a bit of hyperbole, but Knox's answers to this upcoming Monday's Primary Concerns about leadership show that he doesn't plan on putting up with any inefficiency in city government if he's elected, including letting people straggle in late only to start their day with a doughnut and cup of coffee.
"People don’t like being held accountable, people don't like being told what to do. People don't like making sure they're more productive, people don't like giving up their hour and a half lunch break, they don’t like having to keep their computer on until 5 o’clock.
"They don’t want to start at 8 o’clock, they want to have their coffee and doughnuts before. ... We have to hold them accountable and working hard."
On the plus side for all of you city workers looking at this blog on the city's dime (I kid, I kid), Knox also says that he would work to protect city workers' healthcare benefits and pensions.
He promises that he wouldn't ask for any compromises on healthcare benefits from any union during the collective bargaining process that would begin soon after the next mayor takes office. He says he would consider improving the benefits.
Check back for Monday for more on the issue of leadership ... and Chaka Fattah talking about his plans possibly improving not only the city, but ... THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. Ambitious, indeed.