In July of 2012 the mayor received all the information to get started on Vector control program. The City of Dearborn offered to train Dearborn Heights ordinance officers for free getting them ready for testing to become Vector Control Officers. The two city’s would qualify for shared grants the mayor knew all of this and sat on it. Not until June 2013 did the mayor instruct corporation counsel to write an opinion on this matter. That legal opinion doesn’t support the efforts of those on the south end of Dearborn Heights desperately trying to solve the rat problem.
Why would a mayor not want to support a program that’s being offered to him for free? I’m not saying the testing is free, but all training would be. The cost of rat poison would cost money, but there’s the shared grant to help pay for this. All the time and effort and this man couldn’t move in a timely manner to get the program off the ground why? It’s no wonder residents on the south side of Dearborn Heights feel forgotten. Some might say that the wheels of bureaucracy move slow in this city they only move slow when the mayor isn’t interested or just doesn’t care. He has no problem bringing things to council last-minute to vote on that happens all the time. I don’t need to go back over all the times it’s happened there’s plenty of examples on the blog.
Now with this being an election year he’ll show up to some of the association meetings blow a bunch of smoke and walk away. When he gets sick of doing this he’ll put his assistant in charge of it just like he did for the NSP program, and the program to bring city buildings up to ADA code and many other things.