Some folks have obviously never worked in large, complex organizations at the federal, state, or local government or private sector levels. Otherwise, they would have knowledge and experience with strategic planning, evaluation, coordination and communication. It would appear that this is woefully absent in the mayor's office. First, the council president, whether one likes it or not, is the second ranking person in City Hall. He's owed full inclusion and consultation, even if there is a difference of opinion between the City Council and Mayor Rawlings-Blake. Second, it does not bode well for attracting and leveraging financial resources if the leadership structures are in disarray. What businesses would want to engage in chaos? Finally, it serves no good end to provide information to a select few in advance of a full "vetting" of the nature, operation, funding and expected means of maintenance of the recreation centers. It is clear that not all hands are on deck. From the mayor's rhetoric over the past few days, it doesn't appear that it will occur in the near future. As the second in command for this city, the council president deserves the access, collaboration and consultation in accord with his position — no ifs, ands or buts.