Two members of the Licensing Board who were asked to step down so the mayor could appoint those in whom he has great faith have refused to do so.
We believe that when a new mayor is elected and he asks for resignations that it is a matter of long established protocol that the board members do as he asks and in a timely fashion.
To do otherwise is to perpetuate a situation that finds the mayor not wanting them, not relying upon them and wishing they would leave so he can make his own appointments.
Inevitably, the situation becomes hard to deal with which is exactly what is happening with the Licensing Board.
The members asked to resign should do so immediately.