The inauguration of Councilman-elect Geoff Paddock, D-5th, will create a somewhat unusual relationship between he and the council’s research assistant.
Paddock serves as the executive director of Headwaters Park, where Council Legislative Administrator Molly McCray serves as a board member. With McCray answering to the council for her day job and Paddock answering to the park’s board, the two are essentially each other’s bosses.
Both laughed about the oddity of the situation, but said it should not affect anything with council or park business. They both said they have a good, friendly working relationship that should continue.
Plus each is only one member of the board of directors, so any malice would have to be shared by others.