What’s Your Excuse For Not Voting This Year?

Vote Dearborn HeightsThis election is one of the most important in all the years I’ve lived in Dearborn Heights. We as residents are very lucky this year to have such a rich field of candidates. We’ve been asking for years why people don’t run well this year many heard us and decided to put their names on the ballot. The very least we can do the very least is vote for them. This BS of sitting at home on election day just doesn’t cut it. You can’t go over to Facebook and howl at the moon over on the pages there about how bad things are in Dearborn Heights and then not vote.

We as residents have an obligation to our City to take it back we have an obligation to put up or shut the hell up once and for all. I want all of you who are reading this to ask yourself when was the last time you voted? I’m not talking the presidential election I’m asking you when was the last time you voted in a local election if ever? So many dont’ take the time and then wonder why things aren’t different in Dearborn Heights? Things aren’t changing in Dearborn Heights because many sit at home and don’t bother to get out and vote. Could these candidates use your help? Yes they sure could. I’m sure all of them could use people walking on their behalf, standing at polls on election day. How many of you have signed up to help one or more of them. Don’t have the time then Vote on election day. Go to one of the many events that some of the candidates are having. Listen to what they want to do for us how they want to change the City hell I’d be happy if they just brought the City to the 21st century it’s as if Dearborn Heights was left behind.

It has been left behind and will stay that way if we want to re-elect a man like Paletko who doesn’t want to advance our City. Why would he we keep electing him and the same people that didn’t have us the resident as their first priority. The leaders we keep electing to office lack vision for the city they’ve been happy keeping our city in the 90’s and there it stopped. This time however those that served the City are stepping aside and giving room for others to take the City where it should be. This time there is no excuse to not vote if you want a different City than Vote! If you are tired of being ignored then Vote! If you think we deserve better than what we’ve had then Vote!

Those who have been coming here from the start know where I stand when it comes to the Mayor just in case you are new

I can’t stand the Man.

I all so have made no bones about

supporting Lisa Hicks-Clayton for Mayor.

If you don’t know who is running for Mayor they are,

Double Dipping Dan Paletko if you don’t know why I call him this please look at past post.

Ed Garcia

Lisa Hicks-Clayton

Running for City Council are,

Ali Almuna (I could not find anything on this candidate)

Ned Apigian

(who has sent out literature and put up signs in violation of election law 168.944) He is not on the council now he lost his seat on the council in 2015.

Mo Baydoun

(Who is having a meet and greet at Swapka Park on Sunday July 23rd from 12-2:30)

Bill Bazzi 

Jeff Mallad


Denise Maxwell

Larry Mitchell

Lisa Oshanski

Tom Wencel

Lisa Hicks-Clayton has an event

Several of City Council Candidates will be there all so.

Okay I’ve had my say not the first time on this subject and I’m sure it won’t be the last time until November.


Just Say No To Ned Apigian Is Back.

I’m sorry folks but it’s true he’s back and running for City Council.

Running and according to Michigan Election Law is breaking the law. What’s a little law breaking in Dearborn Heights? #justsaynotoned is using his signs from his last run that say Re-Elect that’s a NO Ned take down your signs. There has been a call made to the Wayne County Clerk by those who are following up on this.

No Robocall Needed!

The Best Choice… If you like being lied to.

The Right Choice… If you enjoy not having transparency.

The Only Choice For Dearborn Heights… If you are still believing the Bull. 

Mayor Dan Paletko

(Assistant) is Working Hard (to make her boss look good)

Is Working Smart.

(to keep everything he does from our eyes) 

Working For You.

(to pay for his pension and salary while he stays in office.)



Mayor Dan Paletko continues to lead and make the right decisions that keep (his hand in our pockets) that keep Dearborn Heights on sound financial (looting) while maintaining a high level of city services citizens deserve and expect. (to have to pay for)

When most Michigan communities slashed vital services to balance their budgets. Dan (got the Headlee Override) used his experience as a CPA (to move numbers from one column to another column) to maintain all the services residents rely on.

Paletko made the smart choices (Scaring the residents) to keep our residents safe and secure. Dearborn Heights has one of the lowest tax rates in Southeast Michigan (If you want to believe the political spin) and the finest Fire and Police Departments in the state. (Thanks to the taxpaying residents.)

 That’s why he wanted to outsource our 911 dispatch right to slash wasteful spending. With the money he was supposed to save and didn’t he was going to give raises to his department heads. I guess 911 isn’t an essential city service.

 What changes? We don’t have LED lighting in the City that would save money. Health Care okay if he say’s so. Liability insurance…Hard not to save money when you don’t compensate flood victims. emergency equipment…Grant money that the fire department applied for and received for a new fire truck, not Dan.

Yes someone in his office applied for a grant to buy the homes on Hanover…That took a decade.

Yes after taking the idea from former Councilwoman Janet Badalow when she ran for Mayor. Thank you, Janet Badalow for taking care of that for us. If not for you things would still be as they were.

Now that it’s an election year and Ford Motor Company is coming to the area Dan after a decade of ignoring that he even had a Van Born Corridor he’s going to revitalize.

Saying one thing behind closed doors and something else to the public. As said at the LWV City Council Candidate forum by Council Chair Bob Constan it will be partially developed. That isn’t saving the wetlands and floodplain. That’s doing just what you said you were going to do with it at a school board meeting behind closed doors and at closed session council meetings.