Why would a Mayor from another City need to come and sell you something? On April 4th the Mayor of Dearborn will be coming to meet with our City Council at 4:00 pm to sell them on the 911 outsourcing contract. Maybe I’m over suspicious but Mayor Dan Paletko (DDD) has had the contract from the City of Dearborn since the beginning of January. He has yet to give a copy to the council members for them to review it. Since last April when councilwoman Lisa Hicks-Clayton brought this to our attention via a town hall meeting. Six City’s have now become three and one of those City’s isn’t going to pay a dime for five years. Our equipment is being sold to Dearborn for peanuts and we still haven’t paid it off. Without our equipment, the City of Dearborn will have to pay millions to get in compliance.
Since the signing of the letter of intent (councilwoman Hicks-Clayton) did not sign this. we have lost almost all of our dispatchers and the Mayor hasn’t replaced them hasn’t put out for the openings for someone to apply for the job. He’s using police officers on overtime to fill in and how much is this costing the taxpayers? Who knows. When Councilwoman Hicks-Clayton brought this concern up at the last city council meeting on 3-28-2017 she was told by Councilman Berry that this is normal. What part of this is normal? Does anyone else find it unusual that city council chair agreed to a study session at 4 pm to accommodate a salesman (be it the Mayor from another City?) For all intents and purposes, we are the customer here. Is this an attempt to make sure the public isn’t there? I dare say yes it is. Is it any surprise that council members haven’t been given a copy of the contract? No. The Mayor doesn’t want that to happen because that’s public information and we can ask for it.
Do any of you think the numbers are going to be the same? I don’t and if they are then something stinks the savings wouldn’t be the same because there aren’t six other cities on board with this. Councilwoman Lisa Hicks-Clayton is going to be holding a live Facebook on this issue
This is the Live Facebook Councilwoman Lisa Hicks-Clayton did about this subject. Click on the image below to watch.