Well It Is about Time and Good For You…

Last night there was a study session Councilman Berry brought a company to explain just what they can do for the city. This company has the hardware to monitor the fuel for each vehicle that is used in the city. When they are filled up how many times they can be filled up in a day, the person driving that car will be issued a pin the car is issued the card and before you can fill-up they have to put in the mileage of that car. All of this can be monitored from a computer and I am sure residents will have access to these reports too.  One person in control of who is doing what and for how much..

I know I have been very critical of certain people on the council one of those council members has been councilman Berry, but I must give credit where credit is due. Councilman Berry gave to the council his resolution for the cars. What I really like about this resolution is the fact that councilman Berry points out to the Mayor that they (the council) do have the right and the responsibility to do this.. What councilman Berry is pointing out is that yes they do have power and yes they will use it Finally.

He writes:

Whereas; City (municipal) Property is defined in the Charter as real or personal property owned, leased or used by the City.

Whereas; Vehicles, including marked and unmarked cars and trucks are personal property leased or owned by the City.

Whereas; The City of Dearborn Heights is experiencing budget deficits due to falling property tax values and state share revenues.

Whereas; The City Council is elected and charged with the responsibility of enacting recommendations reducing the City’s budget deficits.

Whereas; In accordance with City Charter Section 2.1, “The City and its officers shall have power to exercise all municipal powers in the management and control of municipal property…

Therefore, Let it be resolved, effective immediately and commencing at the beginning of each new budget term City Council will have the authority by a majority vote to restrict or grant the use of City vehicles by any elected, appointed and/or employed City personnel from removal of said property from the confines of City grounds after normal business hours.

Also let it be resolved, any contractual agreements verbal or written regarding the use of said property must be approved by a majority vote of City Council.

The above is what was written by Councilman Berry the section in the Charter that refers to property owned by the city is section 18.3.

Now let us talk about what the Mayor is trying to do. He directed corporation counsel to give an opinion if the council can do this. He is asking corporation counsel to circumvent the charter and by doing that circumventing you the voter. He has no right to disregard the charter as he has done so often in the past. This time how ever Mr. Mayor if you proceed down this road a recall is necessary and if that is not the answer then legal action by the taxpayers of this city will be taken in circuit court. A way will be found to put a legal injunction against you barring you from violating our rights again.

Sham on you Mr. Mayor, for even asking corporation counsel to spend our money trying to find a way to violate our rights. Mr. Mayor the voters are the one’s who decide if the Charter can be changed the City Charter is clear in what it say’s if you want to change it then put it before the voters to do so as the law requires you to do. I am asking each and every one of you who comes to this blog to email, call do what ever you can do to let everyone know what this man is trying to do to us again. I am asking all of you to call the Press and Guide and other news papers and tell them what is going on. Write or call the council members have as many as you know do the same. Council does have the power and they are using it support them in their effort and stop this man from doing any more harm. Like I said he is spending our money to violate our rights.

I would like to point out that you Mr. Mayor have a car that cost the taxpayers 800.00 a month. You have not taken a pay cut like you have asked so many to do in the city. You did not cut your own office budget by even 1% the council did not come near your office budget in any way. Is that not enough for you Mr. Mayor? It is time for you sir to eat some humble pie and please let the council do the job that we elected them to do this is Enough.

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9 thoughts on “Well It Is about Time and Good For You…”

  1. KATHY THE COUNCIL HAD A CHANCE TO GIVE THE MAYOR A DIFFERENT CAR TO DRIVE BUT HE GOT HIS WAY . THEY NEW ABOUT CARS AND TRUCKS THEY WERE USEING SINCE LAST YEAR.THEY HAD PITURES TO STOP IT.THE PITURES WERE GIVEN TO KEN BARON AND COUNCIL.THEY MAKE A LAST MINUTE VOTE ON THE BUDGET. THE MAYOR GOT HIS WAY. AND WATCH HIM HES GOING TO GET HIS WAY ON THE CARS AND PHONES.SORRY TO LEAVE THE BLOG I DID HAVE FUN WITH YOU ALL.BUT THIS CITY COUNCIL SUCKS. TO MANY KISS A S S TO THE MAYOR. THIS IS THE LAST TIME . I JUST NEED TO LET KNOW. P.S. I DO GO TO COUNCIL MEETING IT JUST MAKE ME SICK TO SIT THERE AND SEE PEOPLE ACT THE WAY THEY DO. ITS LIKE WACTHING DETROT CITY COUNCIL GROW UP CITY COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR.THIS CITY HAS NO HOPE WITH THIS MAYOR AND THIS COUNCIL.

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  2. Taxpayer’s have taken a hit on city service’s and employee’s have taken benefit and wage cuts. We need to cut back on the personal use of city vehicle’s especially those that live out of the city. Glad to see that Councilman Berry is taken action.

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  3. WOW!! Councilman Berry its about time you used that position to do what we voted you there to do!! We have been watching the ccm and telling our neighbors, making our comments on our Facebook pages and now u finally took action. I was one who never thought I would see it, I thought that you did not have what it takes to take a stand on no and stay with it especially when it came to the mayor and his groupies. But I have to shake your hand on this one and Kathy I hope he in turns has given you the respect you deserve for this blog site. Lots of us residents did not know what a ccm was until this but I’m glad to give you each a high five and blasting knuckles when it comes to finance vs city paid cars.
    I hope you stand firm with this and lead our city back from the deficit since that is what we elected you to do. this is only the beginning of changes that are necessary to better our city budget. I’ve seen the ccm and I have discussed with many of our citizens about the mayor and his assistant the way they treat people is just wrong and I do hope to see more law suits filed against them for allowing such a hostile work environment for our employees to have to endure. They need to be held accountable for their actions and their failures from their job responsibilities. And Mr. Mayor u have failed at your responsibility by tolerating and assigning responsibilities to an uneducated assistant in my opinion. We have all seen what she is about and it is shaming our city to have her continue to keep her employment when so many college educated citizens are searching for work. Failure at your job responsibilities is not an option at this financial point in our budget!!!! WE CAN NO LONGER AFFORD,TO PAY FOR HER ERRORS, HER MISTAKES AND HER LACK OF LEADERSHIP!!! DID SHE SERIOUSLY HAVE THE POLICE ARREST A MAN FOR WANTING TO SEE THE MAYOR?? I don’t care what that man said to her that never should have happened he has every right to go there in our public paid building, she is just over the top with herself and its about time the mayor takes a good look at what people are seeing because she is reflecting back on him and its not in a good light!!! VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!

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  4. Please stick around, “Big Dog” ….. even if you call this city “Detroit Heights”. I’ll overlook it for your comments. You have some very good posts!

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  5. Big Dog

    What does this blog have to do with the Council stopping the person from using the truck or the Mayor getting a car? I am saying that they are trying to do something about it they are taking all the cars away from everyone that is a good thing.. If you do not want to come here any more I am sorry to hear that and your in-put will be greatly missed by me and many others. If you feel that strongly about what they (the council) does not do then come to the council meetings take your 3 min and tell them so. We can not stop participating that is the only way that things get changed. I am not saying they are perfect I am not no one is, mistakes have been made and we can not fix them by trowing our hands up in the air and saying that we are going to do nothing. So many people are waiting for things to get better and I beleive they will with hard work and patients walking away is just not the answer Big Dog stick with it they will turn around.. I hope you stay..

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  6. STOP .THE CITY COUNCIL VOTED ON GIVING THE MAYOR A NEW AUTO THEY NEW ABOUT A EMPLOYEE COVERING UP A CITY TRUCK FOR PERSONAL USE .THEY KNEW ABOUT IT BACK IN AUGUST OF 2010.THEY COULD OF STOP ALL OF THIS BACK THEN .SO I PUT A LOT OF BLAME ON CITY COUNCUIL.THIS IS THE LAST TIME I WILL READ OR COME TO THIS BLOG. THIS CITY IS ONE F UP CITY. WELCOME TO DETROIT HEIGHTS………………………

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  7. I am behind you all the way!!! The Mayor just needs to go!! By whatever means necessary!! He has run this City in to the ground and needs to be held accountable for it!!

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