I think we can all agree Dearborn Heights is looking a little rough around the edges. Nothing that isn’t happening to may cities around us. We can agree that crime is decidedly higher all you have to do is look at the crime alerts. Now comes the news that the city will be letting go of 18 police officers according to Eddie G a blogger here said they saw it on December 7 WDIV on the 5:30 news. This news shocked Eddie, not sure why they would be the Mayor did say that he was going to do this. Didn’t everyone hear what I heard leading up to the HO vote. HO not enough to cover what the city needed. The city was still going to need over 2 million. Did everyone miss when they said that these monies would not be available until next August. Who did not hear several on council asking about the deficit budget? Who missed the part about the city borrowing money internally? No the HO was not going to make everything better. This fact made very clear on more than one occasion that HO along with cuts was the only way. Cuts that many I think did not believe the city would do. Oh yes a very bumpy road for the next several years.
As for the Senior Centers someone said never got talked about at the town hall meetings. They did at the south end meeting. Made it very clear at that meeting that the council was looking into it. Eton center specifically because it’s a leased property and the city could not afford to repair it. That same person here said that “seniors vote.” very simple and true statement they do. That maybe why the mayors plan did not include the closing of any of the centers.. Nope by all means please make sure that they stay open while our homes get broken into because we do not have enough officers to do the job.
That’s not to say that some officers will have to go we all knew that was coming. To make that cut before you even look at closing a senior center is just asinine. So yes seniors vote and yes they do make the decision here in this city and that will continue unless the rest who live here want to vote. To those who stay at home on election day when you do wake up and want to know what is going on in your city. Well just look in the mirror you didn’t vote so this is what you get. There is a group of people who do take the time to vote. They do take the time to make themselves heard and as they saying goes the squeaky wheel gets the grease. So senior centers win out to police protection in the mayors plan they do anyway.