Wednesday, April 29, 2015
NEEDED- MORE ANGRY MEN & WOMEN
In my description of myself for this blog, I wrote “Over aged, trying to be "the last angry man". About any and all improprieties of stated interest. For some unknown reason has been listed for years in various editions of "Who's Who"(America, World, Science) I deny any responsibility for typos, spelling and poor punctuation. Hunt and peck has it faults.”
I would hope that for the sake of the survival of this city which I call “OZ” there are a sufficient number of angry upset citizens who will do everything in their power including casting appropriate ballots when it counts. In OZ that is at the June Primary and for the School Board in November.
I was extremely disturbed that the latest Special meeting failed to have a quorum. It does not matter if there was or was not an urgent legitimate need for that meeting. If it was a failure of the Administration to recognize the time constraints involved; then the guilty parties should be identified and dealt with appropriately by a functioning Administration.
However the absence of Rivers, Taylor, Brown and Greaves is inexcusable without a valid reason conveyed to the City Clerk and the Mayor so that that meeting could have been rescheduled ASAP.
As an outsider the only conclusion I can reach considering members of the absent group that it was a political boycott for reasons not communicated to the public.
There will be many "defenders" who will blast me for the following most disturbing information which I received via the internet and feel that it should be common knowledge.
The use of OPRA can reveal interesting facts about the commitment of our elected leaders and Board Commissioners to the welfare of the city which they have sworn be fiduciaries; or their callous ignoring their basic responsibilities.
We all should be horrified to learn, as I have been informed, but as of yet not check myself through OPRA, so I can only report this as a third person; both the Chairperson and another Commissioner on the PMUA Board do not believe in paying their PMUA bills. Each about April 15 this year owed over $2500.00. Also I have been informed that our ex-Mayor owes PMUA over $1300.00, and one Councilwoman almost $1200.00. Apparently Councilor Taylor who is exempt from City Taxes due to her late husband’s military service and subsequent disability also believes that her PMUA services are free. Ask her how much she owes as of April 15.
Those facts are all available to the public and should not be ignored since these people are our paid civil servants and determining how OUR tax/PMUA payments are spent. If you question the truth please don't accept it, however perhaps you should verify these facts by seeking the information that you are entitled to by law.
Each one may have a valid reason for their delinquency, however since all are paid through funds received from the people they are supposed to save perhaps their can be an Ordinance or a Referendum requiring ant suns owed be taken out of their service compensation prior to their receiving it.
I am sure that an OPRA of their tax records could reveal similar non payments. In the past it is known that at least three Councilors’ were always delinquent in their tax payments.
Yes; are they working for us or taking advantage of their political positions ?