When the administration came before the residents of this city and laid out for us just why they needed us to Pass the HO was it to give, give, give. Didn’t the Mayor say he was getting rid of Longevity, wasn’t the Eton center all but closed, wasn’t there supposed to be major cuts. Didn’t he say that this was going to be used to keep the city a float during this financial crises. Now you have the Mayor doing another letter of understanding giving away as much as they are going to get maybe more to the DPW. The Mayor wants to give this same agreement to Department heads who at this point don’t get to roll in half of what they will be able to roll into their pensions if this council Okay it and they will. Why not? Who’s to stop them from doing so these are the people who’re supposed to be protecting the chickens from the fox instead they are holding the door open for the fox and putting out a Welcome Mat telling him to come right in.
I don’t think this is what the residents had in mind when they Cast a Yes Vote for HO, but hey maybe I’m wrong. Tuesday the 22nd of May there will be a study session before the council meeting. At that meeting they will to discuss just what will be given to department heads to come back to work after they retire. From everything said at the May 12th meeting the Mayor fully intends to make the Ordinance as laid out in the letter of understanding with the DPW supervisors. If the council votes this in well what can I say okay I’m just a wee bit pissed after reading the letter of understanding. I’m just a wee bit sick and tired of watching the same thing happen over and over. Do what you want, or should I say what the Mayor wants and gets away with always what do I care I only live here and pay taxes here like everyone else. Hell let the Fox eat all the chickens what difference could it possible make at this point.