Cohasset’s Acting Town Manager Gets Political


Should Cohasset’s acting town manager be entering into the political arena?  This sign for Steve Gaumer in front of the acting town manager’s home is just another  example of  why the town needs a professional manager.

The Town Manager is supposed to be  above the political fray.


© Copyright 2013 Tanna K, All rights Reserved. Written For: Tinytown Unleashed

  7 comments for “Cohasset’s Acting Town Manager Gets Political

  1. Mary A. Parsons
    May 6, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Obviously others are reading this blog. You are.

  2. May 5, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I think Gabriel Gomez is a real treat.
    Easy to look at. Young, smart as a whip.
    If he had red hair and his last name were Kennedy the Dems would all be loving him to death.
    This is going to be an interesting election.
    I think he’ll win it.
    Markey is looking and sounding very old and very tired.

  3. Mike Coughlin
    May 5, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Chris, the International City/County Managers Association is the professional association for town managers like the Massachusetts Medical Association and Massachusetts Bar Association is for doctors and lawyers.

    If the Acting Town Manager is holding himself out as a professional he should at least respect the ethical tenets of the the professional- that is when you are a sitting manager you stay out of local politics.

    As for Mr. Gomez, I respect his background but normally, supporters also back a candidate’s so its a bit hypocritical for Milanoski, Gaumer and Jenkins to back Gomez when they really don’t truly share his respect for police, fire and public employees.

  4. Mike Coughlin
    May 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    According to the Code of Ethics of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)…

    Tenet 7 …. Refrain form participation in the election of members of the employing legislative body

    Chris– seems like this settles the issue. By the way, Mike took a day off to campaign for Gabriel Gomez

    Ending his victory speech, Mr. Gomez saluted all first responders… I hope Mr. Milanoski remembers that the next time he sits down with the Cohasset Fire Department or the next time he questions the commitment of Cohasset employees

    Its also funny that Mr. Gomez had his victory party at the Red Lion… lucky the Acting Town Manager didn’t close down the facility for some trumped up violations.

    Mr. Gomez respect for first responders should be remembered by Steve Gaumer– whose sign is on Mr Milanoski’s lawn– particularly the next time he calls requested for needed public safety equipment “mission creep”

    Finally, Lee jenkins should take heart in Mr. Gomez’s continued pledge to “protect and defend the constitution” the next time he barks out that “we run the town” and that he “doesn’t care about the law.

    • Chris Allen
      May 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      The ICMA is not a governing body so Tenet 7 does not settle anything. The guy has a sign in his yard and Tanna is just trying to incite conflict at every turn. It’s a non issue.

      But more relevantly, you should have finished your post after the third sentence. This incessant blubbering on you do is painful to read and is nonsensical. All I’m really getting from your last four paragraphs is that you were so impressed by Gabriel’s victory speech that you think every one in town should use it as a template for their actions.

      Lets just leave this one be (you did say you weren’t going to post any more) and we can interact over the next post. Maybe it will be a picture of Mike’s whole family.

  5. May 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I am going to give you the last word on this because you are boring me to death.

  6. Chris Allen
    May 3, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Interesting. I had no idea where Mike lived, honestly, until you posted this picture. Is that across the street from St. Anthony’s? Luckily, nobody reads this blog, so his privacy won’t really be outed.

    I think if you polled all the registered voters, a very small percentage would know where he lived. An even smaller percentage would recall he had a sign in his yard. He is a registered voter. There is a sign on his lawn. I have not seen a written statement from his office endorsing Steve, have you? I wouldn’t really classify this as entering the political arena. I sign in your yard does not constitute jumping into the fray.

    This is really just you whipping up something to be angry about. Do you just want to text each other? No one else is reading this.

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