It is time, time for the Mayor and the Council to do what will have to be done. No one wants to be the one that the residents point a finger at and say “that’s the one.” That’s the one who took everything away from us in the city. We all want to be liked, but some hard choices are going to have to be made here in this city and some of them are going to upset people. We the residents are going to have to understand what needs to be done in-order to keep this city afloat. We all need to grab an oar and row this boat. I think it is safe to say that we have all made changes in our budget. All of us have changed our spending habits have given up things have done away with other things that we thought we could not live without… Well the city will have to do the same thing. There is no other way and even with doing that there is no guarantee that the city will find the money it needs. The Council and the Mayor are going to have to make these cut as one council person said to me. ” The city has to provide Police, Fire, and Trash collection.” The rest of it is extra so when the cuts come down do not be surprised at what just might be done away with. Let us all remember that something should have changed long ago in this city.
When the cuts come down let us make sure that we are sharing in it equally. There have been enough mistakes made in the past couple of years there is no more room for mistakes. There is no more room for unqualified persons making major decisions in this city there is no room for over inflated egos. If city services are cut make sure Mr. Mayor that you have taken a 10% pay cut like Mayor of Dearborn.
Mayor Jack O’Reilly said Thursday that he would take the voluntary cut.
“We’re going to be looking to the unions for 10 percent reductions in personnel costs so I’m going to take the same cut myself,” he said. “I think it’s a good faith effort to show that this is something where we’re asking everyone to get on board and share in the sacrifice and that starts at the top.” Source: Press and Guide
Make sure that every car is taken away from your department heads. Garden City got rid of the cars for that city’s department heads years ago. Make sure Mr. Mayor that you start to drive your own car to work when your lease is up.. There is no more worrying about being “liked” it is about the city now nothing else.