The decision by Saundra Kee Borges to withdraw from consideration as Hartford's chief operating officer offers Mayor
After serving as interim COO for several months, Ms. Kee Borges was named to the post in March, subject to city council approval. She said she "thought long and hard" about her decision, announced Monday, not to seek council approval; if so, she wasted her time because the votes weren't there.
That's because many council members aren't happy with how the city is being run, seeing it as lax, among other things. For example, the recent audit of the city credit cards found oversight of the program lacking. One of the most flagrant charges involved a lavish
Ms. Kee Borges had been a curious choice. A lawyer and former deputy corporation counsel, she served — without particular distinction — as city manager from 1993 to 2002. Mr. Segarra, friends with Ms. Kee Borges since law school, brought her back to city government in 2010 as corporation counsel and moved her to interim COO last fall.