At the last City Council meeting 7-25-2016 the Mayor took his best but I’m sure not his last shot at the one person he fears can take away his kingdom. Just what did our glorious leader attack is rival on? The fact that she’s a renter. Laughable considering the Mayor himself rented for years before he inherited the house he now lives in from his mother. This display is just another pathetic attempt by the Mayor to try to stop the momentum of Lisa Hicks-Clayton. When you have to criticise someone for doing the very same thing you did for years you are desperate and it shows. What does it matter if you live in a rented home or not? Property taxes are still collected for that property.
When the Mayor ran the first time shortly after winning his bid for office he filled for divorce he bought furniture and moved out to his new rental home on Mayburn. He lived there without anyone saying a damn word about it for years. It’s called life and these things happen in life. If anything Mr. Mayor you showed with your little display the other night just how worried you are. All the posed photos in the world standing and looking as if you are in charge are meaningless when you have to scrape the bottom of the barrel to come up with this kind of attack. You must be in trouble what happened Mr. Mayor? Those poll numbers not what you expected them to be? Mr. Mayor people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
For years I’ve listened to residents of Dearborn Heights talk about wanting a new Mayor. ‘If only someone would run against Mayor Dan Paletko.’ We’ve all watched as he’s given away our money closed our City down one day a week. Given back the 10% and still, our City is closed one day a week. Put his hands in every pocket of the residents of this City when took 3.8 million dollars when he overcharged us for the CSO. We watched him talk for years out of both sides of his mouth. We saw just how much he cared for the Disabled and the Seniors of this City when he rolled out our new garbage cans. We’ve seen him give himself his retirement and stay on as our Mayor thus earning the name ‘Double Dipping Dan.’
We all saw this man for a decade ignore the South End of the Dearborn Heights as if they are the ugly step child. Those who live on the South End of Dearborn Heights saw how he handled the Rat problem or should I say didn’t handle the Rat problem for over a year. We’ve all seen that he’s done nothing to improve the South End of Dearborn Heights. I’ve seen the comments here and on Facebook of just what he hasn’t done on the South End. We’ve seen the photos of properties left as blight and nothing being done about them. We’ve seen the photos of the homes with broken out windows, and gutters hanging off of them. We’ve seen the overgrown vegetation on various properties.
Again this year we are given the opportunity to vote for a new Mayor. We again have a very qualified candidate running for office. We if we really want a New Mayor do have a chance to vote one into office. Someone who has proven themselves to be with the residents. Someone who has a clear vision of what they would like to see our City With A Future become. Someone who’s been making a difference for all the years she’s been our City Councilwoman. Most of you know that I’m supporting Councilwoman Lisa Hicks-Clayton for Mayor. If you don’t know that well now you do I’ve not hidden this fact here on Facebook or on Twitter.
Running a campaign cost money the Mayor has always had plenty of that and this time around is no different. Last year the Mayor cleaned out his campaign fund and prepaid for this election. He sent Main Street Media over $20,000.00 to fight whoever the candidate was going to be running against him. Just who are these people our Mayor has hired?
This is who Councilwoman Hicks-Clayton is up against a war chest of over $20,000.00 and I’m sure more by the time the Mayor gets done with his fund-raising. So what are we going to do? Well, give money to her campaign a campaign cost money. Her campaign literature must be designed, printed and mailed out. She has to buy yard signs, She has to send out at least two mailings and that’s just for the August primary. There’s still the general election what about literature for door walking.
The button here will take you to PayPal where you can contribute to a campaign that has our the residents best interest first and foremost. She will need volunteers to help with the campaign. There are many ways you can help the campaign if you click here and fill out the form with how you can help.
No one likes to ask for money most people don’t feel right about it there is just something that goes against the way we are as a society not to ask. Candidates hold fundraisers to raise the funds to run their campaigns, but not everyone can get to a fundraiser. They hope that people believe in them enough to contribute to their effort. My hope is that you will read this share it and contribute to the election of a Mayor that We Do Deserve to have. My hope is that those of you who have been waiting for the chance to elect a new Mayor are going to give your money, your vote, and your time. We as residents either put up or shut up once and for all I know it’s harsh, but this isn’t the time to mince words. She’s been there for us for years it’s time that we are there for her. If we aren’t going to come through for her then we should all just shut up and put up with what we have now for our Mayor.
On March 14, 2013, Mayor Dan Paletko submitted a resolution to City Council members to allow him to negotiate with Wayne County to purchases Warren Valley Golf Course.
What does Mayor Dan Paletko plan on doing with the golf course? Do members of the City council have any idea? Do the residents of Dearborn Heights know that your tax dollars might go to buy this golf course? The Mayor’s big plan for the golf course is to build a new City Hall on the land sell off the Canfield center, move all departments to the New City Hall that he want’s to build and hire a company to run/maintain the golf course. This is the man the same man who was all for the idea of building 150-200 homes on the land, but after seeing how the residents felt soon changed his mind.
What the Mayor forgets is we have a half empty Justice center, and that center might have even more empty space if the Mayor has his way about it. The Mayor is pushing to have our 911 dispatch outsourced to the City of Dearborn leaving, even more, space. Even without outsourcing our 911 dispatch there would still be enough room to move all of City Hall to the justice center. According to several people I’ve talked with over the years, this could be done there is plenty of space. The Chief of police office space alone could have two departments in it or so I’ve been told I’ve not seen it but by all accounts, it’s huge. Just how does the Mayor plan on paying for all of this? Does he think that he’s going to put a millage to get it paid for? How much will it cost taxpayers to pay for a company to run and maintain a golf course? Is this how the Mayor is going to spend our tax dollars? Yes, it is if he has his way about it.
Sell off the Canfield center okay for what use? It sit’s between a fire station and a high school and in front of an Ice arena that the City couldn’t maintain so we had to give that up to a company to manage it. Is this New City Hall going to house the Berwyn center in it all so? Those events that take place at the Canfield center are they going to be moved to the Mayor’s New City Hall? What will happen to the old City Hall is that going to go up for sale too? Sitting right in the middle of a neighborhood? I don’t want to own a golf course my tax dollars through Wayne County paid for this golf course for years. The tax dollars of 1.775 million other Wayne County residents. Compare that to the population of Dearborn Heights 56,620 as of 2013 if you think you pay to much in taxes right now in Dearborn Heights wait if the Mayor has his way we are going to be paying a lot more.