Are We Being Fooled

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  1. Are you being fooled? The question is….’by whom’? Dearborn gave facts and offered savings to Dbn Hts. It is a proposal. Other cities may accept , or not, but odds are, if trends follow the rest of the country, consolidation of services in order to generate savings via better use of folk and equipment will be the norm.

    Some other participants are so small that their 911 calls are a non-factor when costs are factored in. Who knows,? Perhaps Dbn Hts, by participating , will raise the costs of other cities due to their increased use of the 911 system as compared to other cities such as Garden City or Westland. Fortunately, the cost to participate is not based on a cost per call…which is estimated to be around $20 per each call, a figure that was quickly pointed out as an estimate, with modern equipment, it could be much less. ……

    Again, I would skip the 10% payback of cuts, and use the Dearborn 911 system savings to generate a 1.2 million fund for a possible exit plan. If you don’t exit after 5 years, use the fund to give back the 10% cuts….

    Bottom line, what is best for Dearborn hts. and 911 dispatching? Considering the history of other Dbn Hts endeavors, I would let Dearborn carry the ball, and run with it.

    Of course, Dearborn Hts could always ask to be annexed to Dearborn, thus saving the cost of a council, mayor, city hall , inspectors, police chief , fire chief, etc etc and , as a result of the elimination of these positions, generate even further savings. Would that be better for the residents?, some would say yes……

    As someone who lived in Dearborn Hts before it became a city, and the resultant lack of services, that may be an unlikely option. However, having property and resided in both cities for decades, Dearborn Hts has some catching up to do with respect to perks and services compared to Dearborn…..and Dearborn might say no……….just sayin’………

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