In the case of our 911 dispatch discussion of a contract with the City 🌃 of Dearborn cause and effect of this discussion is already having an effect. The reaction isn’t a good one for any of us. We are down to five yes five dispatchers. They are leaving as fast as they can because of this contract that hasn’t been presented to the City of Dearborn Heights yet. Those who have left I’m sure felt this is a done deal the contract hasn’t been signed yet but many are worried 😩 for their jobs. Who can blame them? The 911 dispatch out-source proposal shouldn’t have been brought before the council. The letter of intent shouldn’t have been agreed on by the council. These actions have created what we have now a dispatch center run with five dispatchers and who else? Police officers I would suspect and for how long? When the City of Dearborn came before the council and the residents of the City of Dearborn Heights they made it clear well kind of clear that they think, they hope, it should be ready to go by June of 2017 yes June. We already have dispatchers leaving and something that if we signed off on today still wouldn’t be operational until next June. The City council of Dearborn has yet to sign off on this and our dispatchers are leaving. Has the City posted the job? Is our Mayor just going to leave these positions unfilled?
This is what happens when you don’t have your ducks in a row. This is what happens when you hide your planning from the Council and the Residents of the City. When you plan in secret for two years on a proposal and you haven’t even paid an ounce of respect to the residents of the city and at the very least did a survey. This is what happens when you arrogantly run a city as if you are a dictator and everyone else should just fall in line because you said so. This is what happens when you still have ‘some’ council members that will do anything to please the Mayor even if those decisions put the rest of us in danger. I would say that we as a city thanks to Mayor Dan Paletko are now just that. Maybe ‘Joe Must Go’ can head on over to the dispatch center and staff 911 dispatch until this is resolved. How about you ‘Mayors Pocket Vote’ do you want to staff the phones over at dispatch?
TO CITY COUNCIL,
KEEP OUR 911 DISPATCH AND END THE FLIGHT OF OUR DISPATCHERS.