Moving Forward in Central Falls
According to the AP’s Erika Niedowski, Robert Flanders has been removed from his position as the receiver in Central Falls. However, he has been replaced by a new receiver, John McJennett.
Governor Chafee mentioned that Central Falls is ready for a “new phase”, which I guess is just a nice way of saying that he got tired of hearing people like Senator Betty Crowley complaining about Flanders and everything he’s doing to her city. It has been interesting to see all the scorn that Central Falls legislators have had for Flanders, yet you don’t hear much of their opinion on the previous mayor, Charles Moreau or the City Council that led the city to bankruptcy.
McJennett will issue a five-year plan for the city to continue its recovery and according to the AP story, Central Falls could emerge from bankruptcy as soon as this summer or fall.
Here’s to hoping that the people of the city don’t ever want to be handed the medicine of a receiver ever again and make wise choices when they are able to select their own leadership once again.