For years I’ve asked people to come to council meetings and study session for Dearborn Heights. Well tonight 7-29-2014 my wish came true. The council chamber was packed with residents of Dearborn Heights demanding that the Council to accept the Clerks resignation. The council is poised to decide to accept instead the Clerks rescind of that resignation. Yes that’s right folks the council all, but said after getting an opinion from the attorney for the City they will keep him. Sorry to say, but all the legal opinions in the world even if they’re from the Supreme Court of the United States aren’t going to do a bit of good.
To all you good folks in the council chamber on 7-29-2014 this is Dearborn Heights and what you don’t understand about Dearborn Heights is they, they being the administration and the council do as they like. Resignation is like death you can’t come back from it’ oh wait a minute you can like Lazarus. No Mr. Miotke it’s not like death not when you are in Dearborn Heights.
According to the State an elected official can rescind their resignation as long as it’s done before the date stated in their resignation. In this case that date is 8-28-2014. No he’s not leaving and yes the council is going to get their way or should I say certain members of the council. Be sure that nothing is ever going to change in this City not when you have Councilwoman Horvath who took a lot of heat at the 7-29-2014 study session most of all for being in the clerk’s office. She was right back there today. Yep not one word of what the residents of Dearborn Heights had to say last at the study session about her being in that office had one ounce of effect on her.
Paletko says that hundreds of applications were held even though only a few of them appeared to be improperly filled out.
Folks if any of you had been going to the council meetings over these many years would have known what was up.. Unfortunately, very few are ever there. A handful of people who go to council meetings the same people maybe 5 or 6 I know because I use to be one of them. Even fewer go to study sessions I know because sometimes I was the only one there. While what was being discussed at the 7-29-2014 study session was and is of the utmost importance so is every other council meeting and study session in this City. Do you have any idea how many millions of dollars of your tax money is spent and on what? Do you know how much this Mayor and some on the council have gotten away with? When councilwoman Horvath stated “the city is broken” that is was an understatement. The city is a cesspool and the council for years has stood by and watched it get worse and worse doing nothing to clean it up.
A woman standing outside before the meeting started shouted what do we want? “We want a new council, a new Mayor, and a new Clerk.” Now only a few people glanced in our direction, but she is on the right track and that is the truth. She knows who she is because she comes here to the blog. She said those things because she knows this is so much bigger than just the clerk and this issue. She knows because she’s one of the 5 or 6 that go to the council meetings, but no one is paying attention.
I say this to you’ prove everyone on that council wrong the first thing you can do is GET UP, GET OUT, AND VOTE. Get every member of your family to the damn poll on August 5 2014 get your neighbors, your aunts, uncles, friends and vote. This is the only way that they are going to take your serious numbers don’t lie and if you want them to see that you indeed are worried about your right to vote. Then you better sure the hell exercise that right at the polls come election day. The Clerk isn’t leaving he is going to be in the Clerks office election day that doesn’t say he has to be there without oversight. If you want call the secretary of state and voice your concern let them know you want a third-party at the Clerks office on election day to oversee the election.
Below is a copy of the list of reasons the Clerk gave for resigning.