The Mayor met with AAPAC to get that organizations endorsement a good thing in and of its self. Apparently while meeting with the endorsement committee the Mayor promised them that HYPE wouldn’t be paying property taxes starting in 2014. Hearing this Mr. Abdel-Hak ( my husband) didn’t believe what the Mayor said you see in the past the Mayor promised the same thing to HYPE. I looked every where online to see if I could find any news about a settlement between the City and HYPE. Nothing I didn’t recall anything being said at council meetings so he decided to go and ask at council on July 23, 2013.
The answer was this is in litigation and a tax tribunal has been set for January 2014. When ever there is any type of legal action against the city, city officials can not talk about it. That’s what I’ve been told and witnessed at more then one council meeting. Confusing right? Not really if you follow the Mayor and his endless lies it’s just more lip-service.
Any agreement/settlement made by the city, city council approves it. How than is this man making promises he has no authority to? Easy he doesn’t care. Say what he thinks they want to hear get the endorsement if re-elected well who cares what happens after that. By then he’ll have gotten what he wanted and to hell with any promises made during the campaign. There are hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line the very existence of this organizations survival is at stack. It’s a sick and twisted game the mayor is playing and it takes a very cruel and conniving person to play these games.
HYPE is a wonderful organization and a real asset to the City of Dearborn Heights this organization offers so much to the public.
Councilwoman Badalow (candidate for Mayor) all so met with AAPAC endorsement committee I asked her if she was asked about HYPE? Yes, but had to tell them that she was sorry she couldn’t talk about HYPE because it was in litigation.
According to The Arab American News the Mayor did get the endorsement of AAPAC.
Mayor for the City of Dearborn Heights
Paletko is currently the mayor of Dearborn Heights. Paletko has a long history of public service. Before winning election to the Michigan House of Representatives, Mayor Paletko was a longtime member of the Dearborn Heights City Council.
Mayor Paletko is retired from Ford Motor Company, where he was a financial manager. He is a certified public accountant and holds degrees from the University of Michigan, University of Detroit and Wayne State University. He has two daughters, Marie and Ann.
The Mayors words carry with them weight promises he makes are promises from a Mayor of a City. I’m not a fan of the Mayor those that come here know this, but even this surprised me. Knowing all that I do of what the man is capable of doing I never thought he could, or would do this it’s a shame.