Wednesday, March 28, 2012

We Can Bluster, but Straub Likely Here to Stay

Dr. Frank Straub
Director of Public Safety
The City-County Council's Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee considered Frank Straub's performance as the Director of Public Safety, and, at press time (I write this at about 11:00 p.m.) the committee meeting continues.  I doubt that he will get a vote of confidence from the committee, anyway.

Regardless, Straub could fail to win approval, but he could continue to serve if Greg Ballard just forgets to nominate someone to replace him.  If Ballard is a man not considering running again in 2015 for Mayor of Indianapolis, he might just do that.  It's an option on the table.

Bottom line: Get used to Dr. Straub.  I don't think he's going anywhere for a while.

UPDATE:  After a marathon session tonight, the committee decided to postpone action on Straub until more questions could be answered at the next meeting.

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