It's not a big surprise, but another political - some might say personal - squabble is under way on City Hall's fifth floor.
Some council members - led by Sandy Sheedy - want to strip Mayor Kevin Johnson of the authority to appoint the mayor/council operations manager, who basically acts as the office manager for the city's elected officials. The mayor appoints a chief of staff and three other staff positions, but the council office manager is the only citywide job over which the mayor has unilateral appointment power.
Sheedy called for an item on tonight's council meeting agenda during which the council will discuss the mayor/council manager's job. While the front-burner issue is who that office manager has authority over, there is also talk that the council might wrestle away the mayor's control of the position.
It's no secret at City Hall that Sheedy has tried to make life difficult for the mayor and, by extension, Lisa Serna - who was appointed by Johnson as council operations manager more than three years ago.
Now, Serna has been moved into the mayor's office as Johnson's new director of constituent and community affairs. She was replaced by former housing authority planner Celia Yniguez, whose first day was Monday. We could learn tonight how long Yniguez's new job remains untouched.