Friday, December 8, 2017

Public Safety Policy Committee shot down

I give credit to Mr. Steiner for proposing adding to the 7 committees a Public Safety Policy Committee. With all that has transpired over the past 5 years and all that is still going on in both Police and Fire, the city administration should have included the committee. In a 7 to 4 vote against, I would say they (council) is already showing signs of weakness in dealing with a out of control police and fire departments. Only 2 council members spoke out against, Sistky and Cannon. It does make sense that Cannon would not want his FFD backers to be called into question. He should have recused himself, since FFD endorsed him.  Charlie wants to maintain the status quo.. even now.
Soon or later, Public Safety will have to come under scrutiny by the Mayor and the council.

http://207.172.210.8:5002/cablecast/public-site/index.html#/show/1344?channel=1
24 minutes into the meeting is the discussion about Mr. Steiner's proposal.

I was somewhat successful in getting Cannon to publish his home address on the government site, but still he has not identified his business, neither has Shepard.
If, as the City supporters have said in the past, our new government should be transparent from the beginning.


Friday, December 1, 2017

6,000 drug cases to be dismissed

The judges have it right... the evidence in all the cases has been compromissed. For us in Framingham, Middlesex County will drop 245 cases. Not all are in Framingham, but it will be interesting to see how many and if these defendaents have had thier money, property or anything else taken in civil forfiture, given back. It is noteworthy to know that the cop who has been convicted of stealing as much as 70k from the evidence room, if any of that money will come from tax dollars to pay back. It's my bet, that no one on the council, including the Maor would ever question the Middlesex DA or FPD.
Time will tell and perhaps the MWDN will ask the DA's office.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Sexual Harassment at Town Hall or.... where you work

The flood gates have opened all around us. Weinstien and Senator Moore have given women and men.. the confidence to come out the closet.. and tell their story. Every industry seems to be effected. I wonder if there are Town employee's who have suffered or still suffer harassment at the Local government level.
Tonight I heard about Charlie Rose. An icon in the industry and in my mind as well. Tomorrow will be another person, celebrity, politician in the news hitting on fellow employees.

So this page is completely anonymous and if you have been harassed at work.. I'm thinking public safety is prime hunting ground, after all, if they are willing to steal, kill, or sue their employer, cheat on OT and sick time,  they may be willing to go to any lengths to get what they want.

No names.. or names.. I'm just interested, after all, we are just like most America.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Giombetti is elected Council Chair

Not surprising to see Dennis being elected Chair and Sisitky as vice chair. Funny how the new government looks just like to old government. But we knew that going in. All eyes are going to be on them now to get things going. Look for lots of committe's and sub committees to tackle what Town Meeting did for hundreds of years..