The City of Nashua has a little known and unenforced anti-nepotism policy. It exists, presumably, to keep spouses and relatives out of the same departments and to prevent family members from managing family members. A policy to prevent or eliminate favoritism, and essential to ensure fair employment practices.
Everyone knows that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives, at least temporarily. This includes how we, the public, participate in local politics. With the pandemic-induced changes to how local politics works, I am a little concerned about the health of public participation during these unusual times.
In the world we live in, video recording in public areas is expected. Amidst all the controversy in the Nashua Assessing Office, management recently decided to video customers in the public service area. Alderwoman Schmidt believes we are recording conversations; Is Nashua engaging in illegal activity?