If the Headlee Override is successful on November 8 it will be in spite of you, Mr. Mayor. I don’t want you to think the people are going to vote for it because they like or believe you. They will vote Yes for the Headlee because they love this city, because they care for this city. However, if the Headlee doesn’t pass that will be on you, Mr. Mayor. Why do I say this? It’s not just from what has been written here on this blog and there has been a lot. It’s from what I am hearing when I go door to door, what emails I have gotten, and many telephone conversations. If you think that it’s just the people who come here talking about you like this you are very wrong, sir. If you listened during the south end town hall meeting you heard it there. The people don’t believe you, but they still believe in Dearborn Heights. Walking door to door in the south and north end (I’ve encountered only one person who believes you) Everyone I have talked with has said you hid the truth from us. You misled all of us. The same goes for the council. Council members love their city. They don’t trust or believe you, Mr. Mayor. I think all of us should remember that if you have watched council meetings over the past two years it’s very clear. The council is not willing to (cut off their nose to spite their face.”) They support the city and work for the betterment of the “City.” We should all remember that the council has asked the mayor many times for the numbers and he refused to provide them.The Mayor wouldn’t even admit the city had a deficit. When council asked for the deficit reduction plan he pointed out that he doesn’t have to provide those figures until December. You can read here what the council asked for in July.
I don’t want to see the Mayor walking away from this unscathed. He needs to be held accountable Not accountable for the decline in revenue or the housing market I think the Mayor should be held accountable for misleading the entire city. He should be held accountable for not talking with and working with the council. He should once and for all be held accountable for his numerous Charter Violations. He has been misleading us as far back as April in his state of the city address. He does as he likes, when he likes and is answerable to no one.