What Mayor Dan Paletko Has Done To Our City Part One.


what-mayor-dan-paletko-has-done-to-our-city-blog-titleAnyone remember the NSP program? Does anyone remember that someone was fired from the City because they refused to hire someone the Mayor wanted them to hire illegally?

 According to Section 4.14 of the City Charter, each department head, commission or board shall hire the necessary employees for his or her department subject, however, to any Civil Service provision that may be hereinafter enacted by the Council.

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The first post I’m finding I wrote back in 2009 this played out for over two years. We fought like hell over this person being hired to the City and moved from place to place. I think what angered us so much was the fact that someone lost their job over the hiring of this person. The NSP program was then taken out of the department heads hands and run out of the Mayor’s office by his assistant. Full disclosure the person who lost their job was a friend of ours. In my opinion what happened was wrong I stand by that and always have.

This is the post I wrote when the Mayor Tried to make a new Department Head Position for the person he hired illegally.Lies, Lies, and More Lies… the mayor was trying to create this job in 2009 and what was happening during that time? Economic downturn you would have never thought that with the way he was trying to spend money.

The NSP Job Creation Date NSP Job Creation Date.

Here are many more post I wrote about the NSP program,

Motion to suspend spending on the NSP program,

Here is just a little something in the guide for NSP..

So What Happened To The NSP Jobs?

Who Is In Charge of the NSP Program?

Understanding the NSP Program

Here’s a post I wrote about all the change orders for the homes bought with City money. I don’t recall one home being done within the bid that companies gave to do the project.

After years of wondering why the Mayor hired that person for the NSP job without testing and expected his department head to hire her against the rules of the NSP program we finally found out. It turns out she was then the girlfriend of the Mayor’s divorce attorney and now his wife. This person was kept for over a year working in the city and moved from one department to another in clear violation of the charter. Council fought the Mayor on this but never won. She has since left the City.

Thousands of dollars were overspent in the beginning of the NSP program because the Mayor fired the CEDD head very early on when he refused to hire someone into his department. The department of CEDD get’s its funds from CDBG grant money. These grants have very strict rules governing them. When the Mayor took the NSP program and ran it out of his office and put his assistant in charge. What happened for the next year or more was breathtaking in the mismanagement of this program.  The City in those early years paid out of the general fund to hire a consultant to help run the grant. I don’t think there has ever been a full report as to how much the Mayor and his nonsense cost the City taxpayers. There was never an investigation done on this. It wasn’t just the overcharges or the consultant fees there were lawsuits.

It’s not what the Mayor has done for our City it’s what he’s done to our City we deserve better.

 

A Larger Goal That Will Change Everything For So Many In This City.


 

The one thing we have to remember is we want a new Mayor and even when we may not be happy with one thing or another there is a much larger goal. This goal will change everything for everyone in this city.

Elections for Mayor in the past have found our Mayor either running unopposed or when he does have a candidate running against him he just uses that candidates ideas as his own. How do you think we got an ordinance department? You didn’t think that was his idea, did you? No, it wasn’t that wasn’t even on his radar. That was Janet Badalow’s idea when she ran against him.  As soon as it was made public the Mayor at the next council meeting announced he is going to restructure the ordinance department. He went on to lay out just what Janet Badalow said she would do if elected.  He copied her idea almost exactly.  When that happened Janet Badalow wasn’t able to come out to the public with all the ideas she had to change the City.

This is a problem for residents because you now have candidates that have fantastic plans for the City but will have to keep much of what they want to do under wraps. We do have, however, the Mayor’s record of what he’s done while he’s been in office. While he will hire his PR firm to make him look like the next coming or that he saved the City from disaster. We as voters need to keep in mind that He (Mayor Double Dipping Dan) didn’t save this City during the economic downturn. The residents did by giving him the Headlee Override money. I’m going to try and write about all of Mayor Dan Paletko’s record taking from past post and new unbelievable things this Mayor has done to his residents.

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Follow The Rules.


Let me make it very simple at the 2-14-2017 council meeting during the council announcement section of the meeting Councilwoman Horvath indicated that some of her fellow council members have violated the OMA (open meetings act.) She said that she had gotten a legal opinion (not from her brother) who is a lawyer. She said she wanted council chair to get an opinion from corporation counsel. For those who don’t know who corporation counsel is the lawyer for the Mayor and City Council and paid from taxpayers money  $165.00 an hour. How is it that a council person can just say I want this looked into without this being voted on by the council. Isn’t that misappropriation of funds. Isn’t there some rule that was violated here by Councilwoman Horvath and Council chair?

If there is a legal opinion obtained by Councilwoman Horvath that opinion should be submitted to the council chair along with the evidence and her complaint. Then council chair can add that to the agenda for the council to vote on if they want to have corporation counsel to look into this. If they feel that our tax dollars should be spent on running after this then it will be sent for a closed session  Councilwoman Horvath would not be allowed in that meeting. She, after all, is the plaintiff bring charges of wrongdoing against her fellow council members. You do not discuss your strategy of how you are going to handle a legal issue in front of the plaintiff. Not only will our money go to pay for corporation counsel fee to answer questions and so on. Any legal fees issued by those council members that they will have to pay to defend themselves will have to be paid by taxpayers.

I’m sure that all those years Councilwoman Horvath went to Mexican Fiesta after council meetings along with at least three other council members and sat around and talk shop that wasn’t a violation right?  Residents would often be there with them if some of you are wondering when there are four council members in one place this is considered a ‘quorum’ that is against the (open meeting act.)  No one went out and hired a lawyer to bring charges against her or any other of the council members who were there at the time. Yet it seems that councilwoman Horvath and Council chair think it’s just fine to spend our money on this. How about this – you two pay for it leave us taxpayers out of it this time around. How about you follow the rules.  You want to spend my money then put it up for a vote.