Here we go, today in the Press and Guide Midweek Edition under the head -line, ‘Proposed city department creates drama.’
Mayor Dan Paletko Said “The purpose of the proposal was to establish a department head position,The Mayor executive secretary.” Oh, but Mr. Mayor may I just point out to you that on October 13th, 2009 item 9.F. according to the agenda, and the broadcasted city council meeting what was on the agenda was (From corporation counsel Matter Re: Establishment of department of Mayoral Communications.) As if that was not enough of a lie he goes on to say in the same article, that Miotke came up with the idea, and that he did not official concurred with the proposal. You had a closed section meeting, that you discussed this in, you said that on record, you did not get support for it then. Why if you didn’t agree with it did you leave it on the agenda? Why did you not in close session say that and remove it from the agenda? This was yours all the way you pushed it so you own it Mr. Mayor.
What kills me is what the Mayor is not telling us, 49,000.00 for just the department head, then they need two people t0 work for them, then add into that a car because they are a department head, expenses for seminars, lunch, meeting, and so on. How much will this new department really be costing the tax payers Mr. Mayor tell the truth?
Why after 5 years do you all at once need a new department head now he is calling it executive sectary/communications director, you have no less than 3 part-time secretary’s, one full-time secretary, and an assistant. What opening are you talking about?
Mr. Mayor ends the interview by letting all of us good for nothing tax payer’s that dare to speak out. To all the city employee’s that showed anger at what he is trying to do by saying “the secretary” will be hired through the usual channels, and he is fine with that. The opening is already budgeted for, and the decision to hire is still ultimately his. So put that all of you in your pipe and smoke it. Basically, kiss his ass he is going to get the person he wants in no matter what. Mr. Mayor now there are people watching you and just waiting for you to make that move. All of the tax payer’s are watching, and last I looked we do have a human resource department that take’s care of the hiring for the city. Unless you would like to close that department, and do it yourself, you and your assistant to save the tax payer’s some money.