We Have A Chance To Change Dearborn Heights.


For years I’ve listened to residents of Dearborn Heights talk about wanting a new Mayor. ‘If only someone would run against Mayor Dan Paletko.’ We’ve all watched as he’s given away our money closed our City down one day a week. Given back the 10% and still, our City is closed one day a week. Put his hands in every pocket of the residents of this City when took 3.8 million dollars when he overcharged us for the CSO. We watched him talk for years out of both sides of his mouth. We saw just how much he cared for the Disabled and the Seniors of this City when he rolled out our new garbage cans. We’ve seen him give himself his retirement and stay on as our Mayor thus earning the name ‘Double Dipping Dan.’

We all saw this man for a decade ignore the South End of the Dearborn Heights as if they are the ugly step child. Those who live on the South End of Dearborn Heights saw how he handled the Rat problem or should I say didn’t handle the Rat problem for over a year. We’ve all seen that he’s done nothing to improve the South End of Dearborn Heights. I’ve seen the comments here and on Facebook of just what he hasn’t done on the South End. We’ve seen the photos of properties left as blight and nothing being done about them. We’ve seen the photos of the homes with broken out windows, and gutters hanging off of them. We’ve seen the overgrown vegetation on various properties.

Again this year we are given the opportunity to vote for a new Mayor. We again have a very qualified candidate running for office. We if we really want a New Mayor do have a chance to vote one into office. Someone who has proven themselves to be with the residents. Someone who has a clear vision of what they would like to see our City With A Future become. Someone who’s been making a difference for all the years she’s been our City Councilwoman. Most of you know that I’m supporting Councilwoman Lisa Hicks-Clayton for Mayor. If you don’t know that well now you do I’ve not hidden this fact here on Facebook or on Twitter.

Running a campaign cost money the Mayor has always had plenty of that and this time around is no different. Last year the Mayor cleaned out his campaign fund and prepaid for this election. He sent Main Street Media over $20,000.00 to fight whoever the candidate was going to be running against him. Just who are these people our Mayor has hired?

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This is who Councilwoman Hicks-Clayton is up against a war chest of over $20,000.00 and I’m sure more by the time the Mayor gets done with his fund-raising. So what are we going to do? Well, give money to her campaign a campaign cost money. Her campaign literature must be designed, printed and mailed out. She has to buy yard signs, She has to send out at least two mailings and that’s just for the August primary. There’s still the general election what about literature for door walking.


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The button here will take you to PayPal where you can contribute to a campaign that has our the residents best interest first and foremost. She will need volunteers to help with the campaign. There are many ways you can help the campaign if you click here and fill out the form with how you can help.

No one likes to ask for money most people don’t feel right about it there is just something that goes against the way we are as a society not to ask. Candidates hold fundraisers to raise the funds to run their campaigns, but not everyone can get to a fundraiser. They hope that people believe in them enough to contribute to their effort.  My hope is that you will read this share it and contribute to the election of a Mayor that We Do Deserve to have. My hope is that those of you who have been waiting for the chance to elect a new Mayor are going to give your money, your vote, and your time. We as residents either put up or shut up once and for all I know it’s harsh, but this isn’t the time to mince words. She’s been there for us for years it’s time that we are there for her. If we aren’t going to come through for her then we should all just shut up and put up with what we have now for our Mayor.

Is This The Site Of Our New City Hall?


On March 14, 2013, Mayor Dan Paletko submitted a resolution to City Council members to allow him to negotiate with Wayne County to purchases Warren Valley Golf Course.

What does Mayor Dan Paletko plan on doing with the golf course? Do members of the City council have any idea? Do the residents of Dearborn Heights know that your tax dollars might go to buy this golf course? The Mayor’s big plan for the golf course is to build a new City Hall on the land sell off the Canfield center, move all departments to the New City Hall that he want’s to build and hire a company to run/maintain the golf course. This is the man the same man who was all for the idea of building 150-200 homes on the land, but after seeing how the residents felt soon changed his mind.

What the Mayor forgets is we have a half empty Justice center, and that center might have even more empty space if the Mayor has his way about it. The Mayor is pushing to have our 911 dispatch outsourced to the City of Dearborn leaving, even more, space. Even without outsourcing our 911 dispatch there would still be enough room to move all of City Hall to the justice center. According to several people I’ve talked with over the years, this could be done there is plenty of space. The Chief of police office space alone could have two departments in it or so I’ve been told I’ve not seen it but by all accounts, it’s huge. Just how does the Mayor plan on paying for all of this? Does he think that he’s going to put a millage to get it paid for? How much will it cost taxpayers to pay for a company to run and maintain a golf course? Is this how the Mayor is going to spend our tax dollars? Yes, it is if he has his way about it.

Sell off the Canfield center okay for what use? It sit’s between a fire station and a high school and in front of an Ice arena that the City couldn’t maintain so we had to give that up to a company to manage it.  Is this New City Hall going to house the Berwyn center in it all so? Those events that take place at the Canfield center are they going to be moved to the Mayor’s New City Hall?  What will happen to the old City Hall is that going to go up for sale too? Sitting right in the middle of a neighborhood? I don’t want to own a golf course my tax dollars through Wayne County paid for this golf course for years. The tax dollars of 1.775 million other Wayne County residents. Compare that to the population of Dearborn Heights 56,620 as of 2013 if you think you pay to much in taxes right now in Dearborn Heights wait if the Mayor has his way we are going to be paying a lot more.

#DDD #WeDeserveBetter

 

 

Mayor Dan Paletko is Missing in Action.


A history making wind storm hit the City of Dearborn Heights Wednesday, March 8, 2017, power out for many in our city for days. Where was the Mayor? He had this posted not as in on the homepage of the City’s website, but as a link, you could click on. Then nothing silence.

The Governor made time to come to Dearborn Heights,

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The Mayor was nowhere to be found when the Governor comes to your City you’d think as a Mayor you might like to be there when the news media shows up.

The Press and Guide did a write-up on how the City of Dearborn along with the City of Dearborn Heights had teamed up with the Red Cross to offer overnight shelters.

 

Wednesday’s high winds caused widespread power outages, knocked out traffic signals and spawned fires in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and across southeastern Michigan.

DTE crews are working to restore power, but it’s not clear when it will be fully restored.

In the meantime, both cities are providing some relief to residents with no power at their houses.

The City of Dearborn, in conjunction with Dearborn Heights and the Red Cross, is opening two overnight emergency shelters starting at 6 p.m. March 9 for residents who are without power due to the windstorm. Full Story Here

This was on WDHT Facebook Page from Bob Ankrapp our Emergency Manager.

Mayor Dan Paletko did manage to pull a petition to run for Mayor this week. Why the senior centers were not open 24 hours a day to accommodate senior residents I have no idea? There should have been hot meals served, wifi access, charging stations for devices, televisions to watch. Did our Mayor check on the elderly or the disabled in his City? Did he instruct anyone to do so? Did the Fire Department, the Police Department go door to door to check on those who are on life support if there are any in our City? I don’t know what other Mayors in other City’s did nor do I care. I’m looking at our Mayor the Mayor of Dearborn Heights Double Dipping Dan. What did he do and when did he do it?  I do realize that the City is closed on Friday. The storm was on Wednesday you Mr. Mayor should have been to work on Thursday and Friday and Saturday and Sunday if there was even on household left without power on Sunday. We deserve so much more than this folks.

Mayor Dan Paletko Dearborn Heights

I’m sure at the Council meeting this week he will mumble and stumble his way through some sort of statement. I’m sure he will be singing the praises of the Fire Department and the Police Department. I’m not saying they shouldn’t get credit not at all.  I’m sure he will say that he instructed this one or that one. Yes, I’m sure by the time he get’s done droning on about everything he will come out looking like the Hero the Mayor who saved the City. He’s not and never has been and never will be just one more example of an out of touch Mayor.