Rash Of Car Break-Ins Plaguing Dearborn Heights.

Dearborn Heights Police say this has been going on for two months. For the full story Click Here

While speeding in my area is a problem and I do appreciate the police sitting off John Daily to catch speeders. I would love to see the same effort given to this problem. Maybe if we had a Mayor in office that hasn’t turned our courts and our police department into a revenue generating department our property wouldn’t be at risk. It’s true catching thieves doesn’t generate revenue for the City and those traffic tickets are a large portion of his budget, but at what cost to us?

Above is from the 2017-2018 adopted budget to see the whole budget click here




Who We Deserve As Our Mayor.


photo_38959_20150625What do you do when you are the only council member who has made a decision to vote NO when everyone else is voting Yes? You can and in my opinion should do what Councilwoman Hicks-Clayton did at the February 14, 2017, city council meeting, Councilwoman Lisa Hicks-Clayton voted NO for the police supervisor contract and decided instead to try and save the residents tax dollars. With her no vote, she was saying No to spending $40-to- $50 thousand dollars depending on the number of supervisors that are on the police force.  This wasn’t money for new hires this was for those who are already working for our city. This isn’t for patrol officers this was for those at the top of our ‘top-heavy’ police department.

A signing bonus is a lump sum of money that an employer provides to a prospective employee. The purpose of the signing bonus is to entice the applicant to sign-on with the employer’s organization. The employer hopes that the offer of the bonus will provide extra incentive for the prospect to accept a job offer.

The signing bonus is most often used with executive level positions or to recruit employees with special, hard-to-find skills and experience.

Examples of such prospects include software development experts who work effectively on teams, market research savvy employees, and employees who specialize in data collection and analysis.

Family practice physicians and internalists are several more examples as fewer doctors choose to enter into these specialty areas. Their value is expected to escalate in the years ahead.

The signing bonus is also used, on occasion, to recruit high potential students out of college. The best and brightest students will have multiple job offers from desirable employers. You can set your job offer apart from the others by offering to pay a signing bonus.

The signing bonus is also useful when an employer wants to recruit a candidate when other employers may be competing for the same potential employee. Most candidates are quite open about the fact that they have multiple offers.

You need to determine how badly you want the job candidate, or how difficult it will be to recruit another qualified candidate, and then, determine if a signing bonus is your best bet.

Source: The Balance

I’m sure it wasn’t easy for her it never is doing the right thing I thank you, councilwoman, for, at least trying to save the taxpayer’s money. This is the first time there has been a bonus added to a contract but Mayor Double Dipping Dan decided this would be a good thing to do now. Can you tell our Mayor is up for reelection yet?  This is just one union contract there are several more to negotiate (what a joke) that word negotiate would indicate there is a negotiation. Not from where I sit there isn’t. Not when for the first time in the history of our City a signing bonus is added to a contract.  This Mayor is hell-bent on making sure he does everything in his power not to look out for the taxpayer’s money.

Since everyone is feeling so generous with my tax dollar I want a bonus too. I want a bonus for having to watch this continued horror show play out.

I can only guess how the rest of the union contracts are going to play out. Oh, no I don’t this contract has now set the stage for all the rest of the union contracts coming behind it.

Signing bonuses for everybody,

why not it’s only the resident’s money who cares? The Mayor sure doesn’t. I would like a Mayor that will sit down at that table and always have in the back of their mind ‘is this the right thing to do to my residents?’ That isn’t what we have now not by a long shot. That’s who we deserve to have as our Mayor and it’s who we can have as our Mayor. This year is an election year and this year we don’t have to settle for a Mayor like ‘Double Dipping Dan Paletko.’ This year we can elect a Mayor for our City that Will Make A Difference.

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Remember How The Mayor Sold The Headlee Override?

Back when the City was on the verge of collapse when the Mayor and Council shouted the sky is falling. Yep, that time when the whole world was collapsing just after the Mayor had said that we were great at the state of the City address. Remember when he told all of us that if he didn’t get the Headlee Override money we wouldn’t have our emergency services anymore. Remember when the police and fire departments were out walking door to door asking for your Yes Vote?

Well, that did include the 911 dispatch service he didn’t say ‘dear residents this money doesn’t include your 911 dispatch.’ No, the fact is 911 dispatch is part of the police department budget. Do you think it’s just by chance that the Mayor and some on council want to move the 911 dispatch to the City of Dearborn for a saving of $243,000.00 a year? At the same time making moves to keep the Chief of police and the upper supervisors who are in the DROP program and have to leave this year? Do you think it’s just by chance that the Mayor is working on extending the DROP program to all of these officers so they can stay? Do you think it’s by chance that they are working on making deputy chief positions?

Nothing this Mayor does is by chance it’s well thought out and calculated far in advance. In my opinion, the Mayor is looking to save the money by moving the 911 to do what he wants to do in the police department.  Contracts are being negotiated right now and still no professional   contract negotiator approved by the council. Not any that I’ve seen voted on. Nothing brought to the council agenda since Councilman Ray Muscat brought it up months ago. I ask myself how is this going to make a difference for Dearborn Heights? It’s not it’s just more of the same thing only a different day. It’s however, up to each of us to fight these things. The day’s of letting this Mayor run ram shot and do whatever he wants with our lives should have ended years ago. Yet it still continues and will continue unless we all of us put a stop to this.

We have continued to vote this Mayor into office even when it’s going against our best interests to do so. Same for Council members that stopped caring about us long ago and continue to vote YES with the Mayor on whatever he brings to them. Not every council member, but enough of them that the Mayor can still do whatever he wants. Folks, it’s time to get up, stand up and Make a Difference in this City. He will get to keep the Headlee Override money, will move our 911 to another City along with 6 others, extend the DROP and what will we be doing? Waiting on the line when we have an emergency.

Back in 2010 the treasurer had this to say about the DROP program,

He revealed that one officer with a base salary of 96,325 will have 7 years in DROP will be getting a pension of 114,739.00 a year, and walk out with a lump sum of $800,00.00 from DROP. Read the rest here

Understand the DROP program and how it works

It’s up to us if we want to let this happen #keepour911 join us over on Facebook, sign the petition, call/email council members let them know you what you want. Stop letting them do this to us let’s stand up for ourselves and make a difference in Dearborn Heights.

#madidh #makeadifferenceinDH