It's been an unusually shitty year for potholes throughout the Twin Cities, as you might have noticed. This is especially true in St. Paul where pothole crews are
taking a lackadaisical approach the job barely working at all.
A KSTP expose that ran Monday showed workers taking hours-long breaks while on the clock, in many cases spending more time on break than actually working. (Government employees half-assing it on the public dole?! Shocking!).
As a result of the findings, Bruce Beese, the director of St. Paul's department of public works, announced his resignation yesterday (at Mayor Chris Coleman's "request.") But don't go crying for Beese. He'll take up his old post as "administrative manager for public works," which carries with it a $111,900-a-year salary-- $12,100 less than his current gig.More »