Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Glenfield Governance

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Glenfield Governance

Article excerpt

I read with interest Brian O'Neill's column on Michael Cherock, maverick mayor of Glenfield ("The Short Term of a Small-Town Mayor," May 28). What wasn't clear from the piece was why Mr. Cherock, having gone to what he deems heroic measures to get elected to the position of mayor, then announces in the paper his intention to resign.

First, if he's leaving, why not resign already, giving the borough more time, rather than less, to appoint a replacement?

Second, does the decision to resign reflect our borough council's failure to meet his expectations of a small-town governing body? Doesn't getting elected by the citizens require one to work within the system to achieve change, despite the "headaches," rather than making quitting sound like a virtue?

Mr. Cherock stated that our borough council is "run more like a Moose Lodge than a governing body. …

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