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.
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.


At December 20, 2017 at 3:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the council has already let everyone know that looking at the police and fire department is off limits. The two departments in the town with documented legal issues and with excessive abuse of sick time and family leave and we can't have any committee to oversee what they do. So much for an improvement in transparency when we become a city. The councilor elects should be held accountable for this miscarriage!

At December 20, 2017 at 4:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do we go about asking for the business contacts of the two that did not supply them Jim? I think we are entitled to know that information.

At January 22, 2018 at 10:08 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Come budget time when the Mayor will have to justify the new staff positions,a more critical look at waste may force the question to be answered.


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