Video Clip from Jan, 22,2013 Council Meeting <–
Six Months later, we are still waiting for some type of action.
As un-necessary as this may seem I believe the Mayor and Council need reminding of a promise they made to the people a mere 6 months ago that has gone un-fulfilled. Accordingly
Mayor and Council,
In the aftermath of the sweetheart retirement arrangement the former Manager made with his CFO each of you described that arrangement as personally odious and offensive to the people. Each of you swore to severely curtail the ability of subsequent Managers to ever again make any deals with departing personnel that are offensive to the people. HAVE YOU DONE SO ??
The answer is not only have you not done so, you have not even started that process. That is unacceptable as became crystal clear at the last Council meeting when the Manager told you and by extension the people to go pound sand. He would make whatever payment arrangements he chose with the departing HR Director EVEN IF SOME OR ALL OF THOSE SICK AND VACATION PAYMENTS WERE NOT AUTHORIZED BY ORDINANCE.
While we have heard plenty about responsibility and accountability I have seen precious little of anyone including yourselves being accountable or responsible for anything. It is nice that you-all take great notice of trash piles, broken fences and illegal garbage trucks but here is a news flash — we are paying employees to take care of those matters, all be it un-successfully.
What we are paying you all for is to represent the interests of the people, AND by that measure you each need to ask yourselves honestly if you are performing any better than our most lack luster employees. Let me single out Don and Drew for a simple question each.
Don, how much longer are you going to put up with a non responsive City Attorney on those matters you raised a month ago before you call for her removal ??
Drew, how much longer are you going to tolerate bullshit inaction from the Manager on the Council approved fire station repairs before you call for his removal ??
The Managers answer to a direct question at the last council meeting has placed the legal status of the sick and vacation buybacks in great doubt. That doubt needs to be resolved today — not next week or next year. WILL YOU FULFILL YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE PEOPLE BY ENSURING THAT HAPPENS ???