Monday with a memo to city employees the Mayor has finally come out of the financial closet he has been hiding in. The Mayor has been hiding the facts of the state of our city from its residents and it’s council for the past 2 years. He emerged from the closet after having no choice but to do so. It is an amazing turn of events since July when he was saying how happy he is with this budget. An amazing turn of events since January’s State of the City Address when he said that the city was doing great. Now the Mayor is singing a different tune. The city near collapse one reason he would like to pin this on is the not realized health care savings. Has anyone thought for just a minute that he knew all along that the health care savings were a fabrication.
Is it possible that the Mayor knew that these savings were not going to be realized and he went ahead and gave the Police Officers Union what ever they wanted. Mr. Mayor every contract your assistant negotiated was based on the “Health Care Savings” Everything you have done with the budget for the past two years was based on the Health Care Savings. Yet here we are NO savings for the city the health care savings or lack of is not the only reason we are in this pickle this I do understand. When I think back over the past two years and the statements that this Mayor made to the Council on more than one occasion concerning the Health Care Savings. When I think of how many decisions made because of Health Care Savings it makes me just a wee bit mad (putting it nicely.)
Even in the memo he still is hanging on to “we are doing better than city’s around us.” Citing Garden city, Inkster, and Dearborn as the city’s that we are not as bad as. I know I know every city in the State is the same, not true there are city’s that have been proactive Sterling Heights to name one. How pathetic to say we are not like this city or that city. Why not say the truth Mr. Mayor, you have been hiding in the financial closet for the past two years. Tell the people I have mislead you, I have not given information on this financial crisis to the council. I have not told the truth to the employees in this city.
Who if anyone is going to make this Mayor accountable for what he has done in the past 2 or 3 years? The council can only do so much it is up to us to make him accountable. Have no fear Mr. Mayor as has been said by many who’ve know you longer than me “You are untouchable.” That is why I call you “Teflon Dan” Mr. Mayor if the Teflon on my pans lasted as long as your Teflon has I would never have to replace them.