When Mayor Dan Paletko took office the City of Dearborn Heights had a “Rainy Day Fund” of 8 million dollars. What happened to it? For someone with a CPA bragging about his great ability to balance budgets and keep the City afloat during these trying times. Blah, Blah, Blah we’ve been hearing it for years. In his time in office he’s gone through 8 million dollars in savings and put the City in a deficit that’s in the millions. Whether your supporter of Mayor Dan Paletko or not you have to ask the intelligent question what has he really done?
While the Mayor would like to tell all of us about the surplus budget he’s having. I’d like to bring all of us here in Dearborn Heights back to reality. The Headlee Override, and MMRMA those two things are what’s given the City a surplus budget. Not one thing the Mayor has done nothing he’s cut the taxpayers, and a refund check gave the City a surplus. So to all of us congratulations we are part of the reason the Mayor can stand and take credit he doesn’t deserve to take for a surplus budget.