There is nothing wrong with being supportive of your city I think I can say that almost all of us are proud to live in Dearborn Heights. I can say that all of us want the best for the city and ourselves. Then there are those who feel the need to stand in a council meeting and right on cue start yelling at all of us in the city.. Yes Mr. Lynch right on cue you come up and begin to lecture all of us how inept we are for asking the city to enforce the city ordinance to keep our city looking good. Well I did not ask my city to fork out $80,000.00 in NSP money as you did. To establish a community center. The proper paper work was not filed for a nonprofit organization, and the city had to give up $80,000.00 from the NSP Grant.
While you get up, to lecture us about how we are asking and expecting too much from the city. Like we are a bunch of lazy good for nothing’s waiting for hand outs, we have not cost the city anything. You forget Mr. Lynch that all of us as taxpayers have a contract with the city of Dearborn Heights when we pay our property taxes we are guaranteed under the charter certain things.. I would ask that you go to the charter and find out just what we are guaranteed. Further more when the council passes an ordinance that the ordinance must be enforced why else make it. You are entitled to your opinion, and you are entitled to support the Mayor. You owe him, and you should be loyal to him, but unlike you, many of us out here have not had, “cart blanch” with the Mayor’s office as you have. You have done a remarkably admirable thing in your neighborhood, and no one can minimize that. While you may have the right to your opinion, you do not have the right to presume, assume, or generalize the rest of us.
Mr. Lynch do not presume to know who I am or who for the most part, the people living in this city are. We work damn hard for every penny we bring home. My husband works seven days a week I work five days a week we have 3 children in college and or university not one penny of their tuition comes from any government assistant. Not that you can find any these days even if you wanted it. For those who need assistants from their government.
No reason for you to make them feel they are doing something wrong by asking for help. The story is not uncommon for most people these days trying to make a living. How many I have talked with in this city who are working two jobs to make (ends meat). I am sure Mr. Lynch you work exceptionally hard at what ever you do for a living. A little respect Mr. Lynch to your fellow residents and a little tolerance for others view-point will go a long way in making things a lot easier for what is sure to be a heated debate over the Headlee Override.