Phoenix’s City Manager on the Grill

Charges of Incompetence Brought Before Commissioners Results in Call for Hearing on the Matter

The Phoenix city charter commissioners met today and adopted a resolution as is provided in the city charter when a movement is on foot to remove the city manager, fixing February 11th as a day on which the city manager in this case Ad Farish may appear and answer to charges which have been filed…

…Of the specific charges which the commission will demand that he answer, one is his failure to require from the White Line Street Railway company a bond that they would leave in good condition the streets over which they had been given a franchise to build their right of way. The White Line Company failed financially and as a result a great many city blocks which had been dug up preparatory to laying track were left in such condition that the cost to the city in fixing them was a good many hundred dollars…

Bisbee daily review, 1915-01-26, p. 3