Labeling people who have concerns is the cowards way out of doing the hard work. Why would someone anyone characterize people who live within a City asking for that City’s administration and Council to work for them as being on one side those ‘against the administration’ or as ‘outside influence’? Why is it that people like myself get stuck with these types of negative labels just because we’ve been trying in some cases ten years to get some good things that will benefit the residents. While the people who have made up these labels did so to delegitimize our concerns. It’s however, very unfortunate when people talk like this it creates hard feelings and gives those of us that have been working so hard the feeling that no matter what we try nothing is ever going to work. This is done in an attempt to shut us up and make sure we just give up and go away. Letting them get back to doing things the way they always have.
City Council has a new Council Chair councilman Bob Constan who I believe will do what many of us who are ‘against the administration’ the ‘outside influence’ group a voice on the council. Those that have been sitting on the council for years and feel the need to do whatever the Mayor wants have labeled people like myself as ‘against the administration.’ Fine I will carry that label with pride if those on the council will once and for all start working for the residents of this City. Say what you will about me and those who keep asking and keep talking and keep writing. That still isn’t going to change the fact that you’ve done nothing for us. You’ve done nothing to Make a Difference in the City that you call home. Your record is there for all to see. Your votes are public for anyone to see. You can’t hide what you have done.
As to the label ‘outside influence’, I wish and I’m sure many of you do to that we had any (influence) just one drop of influence all these years. Just think how many good things our influence would have done. Just think how we could have Made a Difference in the City of Dearborn Heights. Some sitting on the council feel the need to paint people like myself with this label hoping to hide what they haven’t been doing for years. Sticking a negative label on a group of people sends the message that it’s okay to ignore this group of people they are ‘Against Us’ A reasonable person would see that the group labeled in such a way has very legitimate issues with the administration/council for its lack of doing anything for the residents.
I encourage people to please watch the City Council meetings if you can’t attend them. I would ask that you go to the council page on the City’s website and you can find the council meeting agenda look at them they are what your council is spending your money on and so much more. If you have questions about anything call or email your council members come to the meetings be part of the Outside Influence Group.