Just a thought I had, but if the job that was given to a certain person as a civil service job, wouldn’t it be a violation of the charter to even offer it to her in the first place the jobs were never posted. A civil service job must be posted according to the charter, he gave the job to this person with out even posting it. She got the job with out testing for it there is no doubt, and no way that this was not a violation of the charter. Don’t take my word for it, look it up here
(b) The ordinance shall contain a provision providing for unclassified service and classified service and shall exclude all of the following officers and employees from the provisions of the Civil Service System, to-wit, all officers of the City whether elected or appointed, all part-time employees, all Board or Commission members appointed directly by the Mayor and/or the Council, the City Attorney, the City Engineer, the City Auditor, the City Health Officer, the City Assessor, the Comptroller, the Fire Department Chief, the Police Department Chief and any other head of any other department of the City which are now or may hereafter be created whether specifically mentioned herein or not. The classified service shall include all other positions in the City;
Our Mayor may like to play around with the words, and try as he might he is not going to make what he did ok. This person was offered a job they should have never been offered, sorry Mr. Mayor they got hired the wrong way, not just wrong, but a violation of the charter, the same charter that you swore to uphold.
Red-faced finger-pointing small man. That’s the Mayor for ya, just point, shout, and yell until you shut them up, but as she said litigation or not Mr. Mayor she is working in our city illegally. Shout all you want, point your finger all you want the facts are the facts, and they are not going away if you have violated the charter Mr. Mayor what can happen to you? Your a scared little man that has no ground to stand on, so when you are left with no other out, you just fall back on the same old line, I won’t talk about it. It’s part of litigation, why even show up to the meetings if you are not willing to discuss the wrongdoing done by you? Watching you is like watching a spoiled child that’s been told yes for so long that they no longer understand the word NO!
NO, Mr. Mayor, you can not do whatever you want.
NO, we are not going to take it anymore.
NO, we will not let you violate our charter so blatantly without saying a word.
The new word you should get used to is NO! You have gone too far Mr. Mayor, I don’t know what can be done to you if you violate the charter, I will read our charter, and find out, but this can not continue like this, this could have been taken care of in such a simple way if you would have been a leader instead of acting like a little baby. This isn’t about I’ll show all of you who is boss around here, this is about law, and order, about the tax payers of your city. It’s about setting the example for the rest to follow. You are the head of this city, and frankly, I would like a new head, keep going Mr. Mayor at your own risk. There are rules, and when you brake those rules there are consequences all of us have to live by the law, why are you so different? Your not above the law Mr. Mayor, as much as corporate counsel would like to interpret the charter to fit the situation, the charter is not left open for interpretation. The way I have read the charter, I see no room for interpretation, imagine if I would go before the council and say to them ‘the way I interpret the charter it says this.’ I can bet you corporation counsel would be the first to answer by saying the charter is not open for interpretation.
Shocked looks on the faces of council members, as councilwoman Horvath explained what she went through to try, and get a copy of a previous city council meeting. I think Liz Agius was the one most disturb by this news, Tom Berry pointed out that it did not matter what Mrs. Horvath was going to use it for as, corporate counsel would have you believe, as he said it does not matter, its public record. Thank you, Tom we all have a right to it each and every one of us. Liz pointed out that anyone can record them at home, and post them on youtube if they want to. Corporate Counsel said that he needed to know what she was going to use it for, so he could advise outside counsel, advise them to what that she asked for a copy, and may use it for something, so what if she did? After having to go through all that, only to find out that the meeting in question was erased. I have also sent in a request asking for two months of city council meetings, I will be paying for these, and my request was handled as a FOIA, as it should be, but I never thought in a million years that a council member would be treated in such a way. I expecting a reply any day now, the 10 extra days they asked for is up soon, the Mayor was quick to say ‘that if he was aware of it he would have interceded on her behalf,’ but pointed out that he did not like the implication of wrongdoing.