The Mayor sent out an email to department heads apparently they are not allowed to talk to council members without getting permission from him first. Mr. Mayor heads of departments do not work for you, they work for all of us. How do you expect the council elected by us to do their job if they can’t get relevant information to do it? Departments heads must answer council members. You are in violation of the city’s charter, but why would you care not like anyone will do anything about it.
The bigger problem, if a department head does not answer a council persons questions they can be written up for insubordination. This can be put in their permanent file reflecting a poor job performance. Mr. Mayor put this new directive in writing put it before the residents of this city at the next council meeting. Give us taxpayers the chance to do something about it. When you start paying for them out of your pocket you can give orders to impede the council in doing their due diligence.
The mayor of Dearborn Heights will go to any lengths to keep city council from doing what they are elected to do. I expect this council to write a formal complaint against the mayor have it read for the record at the next council meeting and submit it to the proper authority of the state. It’s about time this council stands up collectively as one and does something about this.