…not in touch with what is going on in trenches

I was telling some ANC commissioners today how I’ve been surprised to recently hear Mayor Williams and 3 City Councilman go out of their way to praise DDoT Director, Dan Tangherlini. Where as, I can’t find an ANC Commissioner who doesn’t think that DDoT is abysmally managed, that dealing with them isn’t torture, and that they are not incredibly inefficient. Tangherlini has been the director since the department was founded. How could he not be to blame? One commissioner today theorized that Tangherlini must “manage up” better than he “manages down”.

Note to City Council and Mayor Williams: you are not in touch with what is going on in trenches if you are saying Tangherlini is doing a good job.

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