Well, it’s on to November and the general election those who made it through the primary election congratulations. Well, congratulations to everyone except Double Dipping Dan Paletko and Councilman Berry who asked people not to vote for him because he’s resigned from the Council. I’m sure it must be very frustrating for Councilman Berry who now because he received enough votes his name will appear on the ballot for November. Guess we are all going to have to work even harder to get the word out there to make sure voters know not to vote for Tom Berry. As for Double Dipping Dan well one can dream, right? My dream was he wouldn’t make it through the primary I know laughable. Lisa Hicks-Clayton will be going head to head with Dan in the general that brings me to this.
Do the residents of Dearborn Heights really want change? Do you really? I’m not sure anymore looking at voter turn out and how dismal that turn out was it’s hard to believe residents want change. Numbers don’t lie well they don’t unless you are talking about a budget from Dan. These are the voter numbers.
Look at the precinct you voted in you might be asking yourself well where was everyone else at on election day? Voter turn out on the south end was good compared to other election years. Is it enough to get a Mayor that is going to work with those who live on the south end to tackle the issues you face? NO. If you want a Mayor that won’t ignore you as if you are not even a part of the City. You are going to have to turn out the vote. Over and over again I’ve seen residents on the south end of Dearborn Heights say they’re tired of being ignored by the Mayor. I get it, but the numbers don’t reflect the anger I’ve been reading for years. Just the fact that this Mayor took from the taxpayers over 3 million dollars in overcharged CSO money should drive people to the polls to vote him out. It didn’t we all need to work harder. North, South, East, West where ever you live in Dearborn Heights it’s all Dearborn Heights. Ask yourself did you do enough to get people to the polls. I know the candidates did they walked and walked and walked. They sent out literature they held events what will it take to get more people to the polls to vote?