From comentor Bitsy08 the email conversation with councilwoman Horvath and councilman Joe Kosinski.
I’ve been busy today. I’ve been sending the council a copy of Dearborn’s E-Newsletter for about 5 months now and even though Lisa H-C says she’s working on it, still nothing seems to be any closer. They talk about it after the study session but never on the record. I forwarded Dearborn’s latest E-News and told them I knew there were a couple of council people who were against it. I received a reply from Marge Horvath this time telling me NO ONE on the council was against it and to check my source. She said stay tuned. It may take awhile but it will get there. But the best part is the e-mail Joe Kosinski sent to Marge and copied me. Here it is verbatim:
Dear Council woman Horvath;
Relax and don’t let the small and insignificant issues trouble you. You and I and the other Council members have a pretty good insight on what to be concerned about. Some in our ENVIRONMENT DON’T HAVE A CLEAR VIEW OF WHAT IS CRITICAL AND IMPORTANT! We’ve been there before and will see and hear it again……The I WANT I WANT I WANT and no regard for The How Much? and Who is going to do what is demanded? …. without the consideration of, is it really necessary, always comes from the GIMME. GIMME…. GIMME….sector of the uninformed.
Can you believe that? Here’s proof in writing that he doesn’t want it when he says – “is it really necessary”? When Janet proposed this he said – and I quote – “Isn’t that just for techies”? And aren’t you all glad that the person who works for you says that you’re small and insignificant and that you’re part of the I WANT, I WANT group and GIMMIE, GIMMIE? And then he goes on to say that – “some (whoever could he be talking about) in our environment don’t have a clear view of what is critical and important.” Huh. This from a man who took up practically one whole council meeting talking about invoices and asking who was checking them. Then he goes on to say that from his years of experience, blah, blah, blah. It was pretty clear to most of us who were listening that he didn’t have a “clear view” even with his vast years of experience of what the heck he was talking about.
Wow. I just wonder if this technical marvel we have in Joe really meant for me to get a copy of this e-mail. Ya think? if this doesn’t convince you that we need new council members, nothing will. Just another argument for not paying our council more money.
We are all just a bunch of Gimme, and Want group of people who… how did he put it “don’t have a clear view of what is critical and important.”
If he (JOE) had any idea of what the “Gimme Want group” are asking for he would understand that Facebook, and Twitter are free. He would understand that putting together an E-Newletter is little more than copy and paste text that is sent to the person putting the E-Newsletter together. That text is sent via E-mail making the whole process wait for it …(paperless.) That same person would then hit the Send button on the screen to those in the City that left their Email address. There is no cost for printing or mailing it out. Those who sign up would not be getting it sent to them in the mail. Just maybe there might be a GRANT to offset any minimal cost associated with this. A grant for a Green Initiative green because no paper is used. Just in case you didn’t know it JOE CDBG, and TIFFA do put money to send out the Newsletter twice a year to every house in the City.
Nixle another program that the City should be using to communicate with it’s residents, but has refused to offer to us. Nixle might have a small yearly cost associated with it that the City would have to pay so the residents could get Alerted to any potential problems. Like a missing child, missing elderly, road closures, and much more. I’ll leave it to you to look at it. If you know how to do that. I know you’re not that “techie” just go to the Dearborn, Garden City, or most City’s surrounding the city of Dearborn Heights go to any of their websites they have a button to click on it. You can try typing it in Google (thats a place on the internet you can search for things.)
“Relax and don’t let the small and insignificant things bother you.” Yeah great advice that’s just what council should be doing relaxing and not being bothered with small and insignificant people out here that would actually like to see something good happen in our city. God forbid that you would want to change one thing in this city for the better, God forbid that you would want the residence to have anything that might benefit the younger residents. Bitsy I would appreciate it very much if you would send this to the news media with an explanation as to what we the residents are asking for. All of what we are asking for. With examples of what other city’s give their residents and a copy of the reply from our great councilman.
Things that other taxpayers in other city’ s take for granted we get insulted for just asking for. I don’t know of one resident in any of the surrounding city’ s that have these things even having to ask it was just done. This ladies and gentleman is disgusting they say one person can make a change. I use to believe that. Not any more not in this city not with these people with this kind of mind set. I don’t think a 100 people could change things.