Does anyone else find it a little disturbing that someone here commented that two council members have told them that the ATTM is running the city. I have written in the past about this because the taxpayers did not vote for her you can read something here and here.
With a strong Mayor weak council system here in Dearborn Heights how much can the council do about this? I am not sure, but I do think it’s time for them to step up to and have a serious discussion with our Mayor. I am not talking about her personal life I am talking about what I have seen over the past two years. The council watch hands tied as she destroyed the NSP Program. Why was it given to her in the first place even after the former CEDD director left and before the now CEDD director came on board there was someone in that Department that was more than capable to run that program who had been running that program.
She hid serious allegations against the Mayor from the Mayor according to her sworn deposition. She wanted to fire the Director of the CEDD two years before the Mayor did it. Along with two other employees that she did believe that they were helping the person that filed the complaint against the Mayor.. She tried to intimidate two city council members the city clerk and another employee by sending them subpoenas. Where one employee was fired after they responded. This same employee was one of two that she wanted fired.
She has the power to discipline employees from her own testimony and her statements at a council meeting. She negotiates contracts on behalf the city with no back ground or experience in this field. She had the use of a city paid for car for more than 5 years. She used it for at least 3 years to go to another Job at night and we the taxpayer pay for her gas, insurance, and the maintenance of that car.
I believe that this position is not needed if the Mayor would do his job and stop pushing off his responsibility on to his assistant. At the very least the ATTM could be a part-time position if the Mayor was doing his Job. It is time for the council to untie their hands and have a very serious discussion with the Mayor about this. Now more than ever after hearing the last council meeting and seeing what is going on now.