About a month ago, we editorialized about Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar’s first three months in office. We noted then that our city’s new chief executive seemed to be keeping a low profile, although he told us he’s been busy and his to-do list is quite long.
Well, he’s still keeping a low profile. And some people around town have begun to notice.
When local voters approved the charter amendment creating the mayor’s office, it seemed like they clearly were asking for a break from the status quo. Under the previous form of government, an appointed city manager quietly handled the executive responsibilities while elected City Council members grabbed most of the splashy headlines.