A few years back the City Council of Dearborn Heights fought the Mayor until they got what they wanted. They as a body took away the cars being taken home by every department head in the City. The Mayor whined and yelled if he could have he would have thrown himself on the ground and kicked is legs and had a good old (baby fit). Ah the good old days. The days when the Council was doing something they fought for what was right. That was a breif moment in time about 2 years. Oh, but what two years they were. Anyone remembers Councilwoman Horvath going after the Mayor for the NSP program, the illegal woman hired by the Mayor. The Cars and so much more yes Councilwoman Horvath did that hard to believe right? Some of the fight has gone out of Councilwoman Horvath in the past few years.
Anyone remember this,
There is no cost to this the mayor just does not want to do it God forbid we would know who is spending what and when. Councilwoman Horvath said she wants to keep on this she does not want this to “wither and die on the vine”.. She has his number and so does councilman Tom Berry. Mystery companies all of a sudden there are other companies interested in this and at a better rate than FREE. The only thing better than FREE is if they PAY the CITY to use it. Like so many other things that the council want’s done and the Mayor does not, it just “withers and dies) never to be bought up again. IT is just one in recent history that I can think of. Read the full post
Remember this Councilman Berry.
The frustration builds with the $5.5 million Budget Deficit Reduction Proposal we submitted to the state. Yes, the state finally approved the fourth proposal, but they approved it because the numbers ‘appear’ to be logical. Press and Guide 2012
Our Parks and Recreation Director is considering a position with another city; that being said we should eliminate the position from the budget. This would save an additional $120,000 and place us in a position to join a regional recreation department/director. This regional approach will come sooner than later based on the legislature’s and Gov. Rick Synder’s intended actions.
Councilman Kosinski spent two (2) council meetings and one (1) study session to discuss how many invoices are coming in from the Fire Department. Worried was poor Councilman Kosinski that to many working hours spent dealing with those invoices.. Come on.. That’s the best this Council can do now? Councilman Kosinski you would spend all that time fretting over a bunch of invoices, but you’re not worried that all these years there hasn’t been a policy in place to monitor the usage of the City owned vehicles.
Does Council now want to turn a blind eye to what’s going on? What happened to that group of people who asked and fought for what they knew was right? I’ve said it many times and it’s been said to me many times that the Job of the Council is to monitor the money. The Administration Councilman Berry isn’t going to do it. It’s up to you as a body to put some rules, regulations something in place and to monitor what ever you put in place. Make sure that it’s being done. Get some GPS on those cars find out where those cars are going. Find out who is filling up on that fuel and when. Councilman Berry you brought it up before it was a good idea what happened?
Those of you who just ran for re-election had the option not to. You wanted your seats back the voters put you back there. So what are you going to do? Just sit on your hands and hope that everything will take care of its self. All that fire turned towards Councilwoman Badalow at the last meeting got any of that “fire” for the Mayor and his crap? Hasn’t it become obvious that the administration isn’t willing to put any policies in place. Non of you are new to this some of you have been dealing with the man for years. Oh I know it’s not your jobs to make policies and I know just what the Mayor will say “You’re micro managing.” So what? micro manage away and do the right thing. It’s apparent to all of us non of you are sitting there for the money (the salary of a council member is a joke.) I want to believe that you are at that table because you care about the City and it’s taxpayers.
You all played nice during and before the election, non of you “kicked up any dust.” Well it’s time to do some “kicking” as a body you have the opportunity to make some much-needed changes in our City. Are you willing to make those changes? Are you willing to bring the City into the 21st century or are we to sit back and look old and depleted. Are any of you willing to bring new and innovated ideas to the City? Who’s finding out what Dearborn is doing with our website? Who on the Council is going to make sure that the City (like every other City around us) has a Face Book page? Who on the Council wants to make sure that we have a twitter account. Who on the Council want’s to see to it that text messaging alerts to residents who sign up for it is available. Maybe someone on the Council can suggest a committee to handle the Website, and social media get some of the younger generation involved in some of this stuff. Members appointed by you the Council.