What the heck?
The Boston Herald is reporting that Mayor Michelle Wu skipped town for a family vacation this week without informing the city council president, leaving him clueless that he was the acting mayor for several days.
According to the article, the mayor’s spokesperson said the mayor was “squeezing in some family time this last week before school starts.”
The city charter dictates that the council president assumes the role of acting mayor during a mayor’s absence from the city. Evidently, City Council President Ed Flynn hadn’t been notified until Tuesday afternoon that the mayor was out of town. Basically, it left the city without an acting mayor for several days.
When the Herald asked Flynn if he was notified about the vacation, Flynn stated he was notified he was acting mayor but wouldn’t say when the notification was made.
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For those of you unfamiliar with the term “Irish exit,” it means to leave a party or a bar without telling anyone. It’s also called an “Irish goodbye.”