Aside from the conclusion that one would do well to be an administrator of municipal services in London, this article in the London Free Press must be one of the least informative or illuminating pieces published in a hallowed local tradition of uninformative and unilluminating journalism:
Note the confusing construction of the first sentence: did the former Dearness Home manager leave without telling council? As it turns out, administration didn't tell council it was leaving him on the payroll for seven months after he left, but that's about all anyone's going to know about where your money is going because no one at city hall has the slightest interest in finding out:
City hall administration kept the former head of the Dearness Home on the payroll for seven months after he left without telling council.
If anything, city hall has an active interest in not finding out:
No one has questioned the changes or their cost, but there appears to be confusion at city hall over what politicians and the public should be told.
Oh, the ubiquitous lawsuits… well, that covers just about anything to do with anybody paid with public funds in London, so we might as well forget the whole thing.
The absence of detail was appropriate, [deputy mayor Tom] Gosnell believes, because council wants administration to keep secret personnel information that if leaked could lead to lawsuits.
"My practice . . . is to be as upfront as possible," said [chief administrator Jeff] Fielding, whose tenure in London has been praised for its transparency.