Out of 35,000 registered voters 7,127 came out to vote. From those voters 4,505 have decided they want to keep the Mayor. I thank everyone who went out and voted. Not just those who voted for Janet Badalow. Who ever you voted for at least you came out and voted. It’s a shame that we can’t interest more people out of the thousands that are registered to do the same.
The Mayor will be starting his new term with a claim filed with the Governor against him. Asking for his removal from office for the many documented charter violations. From what I’ve been told a lawsuit against 4 police officers and the chief of police, a sexual harassment scandal brewing at City Hall. Just one more thing for him and council to cover up and sweep under the rug. Not to mention thousands of dissatisfied residents.
I hate to say, but I expect nothing from the Mayor except the same thing he’s always done. I expect he will do as he always does after he wins. Ignore the residents go back to not being at city hall. He’ll do nothing about bringing the city to the 21st century. He’ll do nothing about making sure the city is transparent. He’ll do nothing about social networking. That website that reflects a city that’s suppose to be in the 21st century. Forget about that. Hiring a grant writer won’t happen. Having a professional contract negotiator. What for? We have the assistant to the Mayor who does that. High school graduate that’s good enough for the taxpayers. The Mayor will go back to Ignoring along with some on the council the South end of Dearborn of Heights. Animal, and vector control will be put on the shelf. The shelf that he and some on the council put almost everything they don’t want to bother with.
I expect absolutely the same thing from the incumbent council members. Those who did absolutely no campaigning to get the vote. All they had to do was have their name on the ballot. I think they will carry on in the great tradition of give to the Mayor what ever he ask. Approve every contract as it’s given to them by the Mayors assistant. Never ask or investigate anything. Turn a blind eye when the Mayor violates the Charter. Put their hands over ears when he tells his lies. Get ready for that leased car that the Mayor took off the agenda for the CEDD to be put back on. Doesn’t matter that the Grant won’t cover that. Council will approve it. Right behind that approval will come the Mayor getting his brand new shiny leased car. Who’s going to vote no on the council? Maybe Bob.
When this happens I won’t be surprised or even mad. I will how ever be sad. Sad because the council and yes even the Mayor should be doing all these things and they won’t. They won’t because 4,505 voters came out and told them they don’t have to. The rest just don’t care, or as one woman told me today. Why should I vote for a new Mayor the council is going to stay the same. They do nothing and don’t want anything to change. She said the Mayors not the problem the council is. I guess that’s one way to look at it.
For those of you who come here and are the Mayors supporters I congratulate all of you. Taunt and jeer as much as you like. Just want to remind you last time I looked I believe you are adults. Might be a good idea to try and act like it. What’s next? You’re going to say “nannanabooboo” I know there are some who come here and think that there’s only a handful that come to the blog. There are hundreds of people who come here everyday. People want to know the truth and I’m sure there are many who are going to keep fighting for that truth.