Well Mayor Lies-to-you is about to let loose with another one.
Let me start at the beginning, about three weeks ago, the administration made a very decent contract offer to the FD (which we accepted and the city signed).
I thought it was odd that our dictator would make a decent contract offer 2 years before our contract expired. I still think it was odd.
NOW, however, the dictator is screaming city poverty and he wants to renege on the contract (that they JUST signed!!). Basically he wants everything he promised us just 3 weeks ago and A LOT MORE.
Yeah, I believe.
Maybe the city wouldn't be broke if you had refrained from paying your buddy, JJ, THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS AN HOUR!!!
Maybe the city wouldn't be broke if you had refrained from spending FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH ON BARRACADES. Wow, I bet you the rental company was a faithful campaign donor.
Maybe the city wouldn't be broke if you had refrained from STEALING GAS.
Maybe the city wouldn't be broke if you had refrained from SPENDING MONEY ON THAT NEAR WORTHLESS CAMERA SYSTEM (that has the same megapixals as a 10 year old cell phone).
Maybe the city wouldn't be broke if you had refrained from buying a NEW jeep for the man who ABUSED OUR GAS PUMPS JUST LIKE YOU DID.
Maybe the city wouldn't be broke if you had stopped council from going on taxpayer paid vacations.... ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ONLY HAVE 7 WEEKS LEFT IN OFFICE (Hey council, how's all that 'help' from the good Tony Thomas going?)
Maybe the city wouldn't be broke if you hadn't spent $175,000 to $300,000 on that damn parking feasibility study.
I can't wait for the dictators inevitable, "The city's unions are too blame, they won't work with me" speech.
Maybe Tommy Boy should remember that one union (AND ONLY ONE) MADE HUGE CONCESSIONS when he came into office and screamed that the city is broke. That totaled 3.5 MILLION DOLLARS over 7 years.
I bet Tommy boy will give the 'unions bad' speech and then be 'on vacation' or unavailable for a few council meetings.
At least Leighton is trying to sell 'the bus with no title and never went anywhere'. Hmmm, that's a bit of a mouthful. I think I'll just call it 'Leighton's special bus'.
Dan Emplit WBFD
AKA Don Quixote