we have two part timers who don't feel they are getting enough money for the job they are doing, and possibly a situation where we are short-staffed.
i think we have two separate issues here. one: is the city attorney's office understaffed? i can't answer that question. the current setup is for three part timers. perhaps we should look into getting one full time person instead of three part time employees as was suggested. but i do think its probably a good idea to have your legal bases covered when dealing with a city the size of bristol.
two: what to do with our two part-timers who have submitted their resignations? shake their hands and wish them well.
they should NOT be considered for any potential full time position or part-time benefits, and should be excluded from the list of potential candidates should the city decide to hire someone full time down the road. doing so would give the illusion that they have extorted jobs from the taxpayers of bristol.
in the interest of disclosure, i used atty steeg as representation in a traffic case about 10 years ago.