DiVecchio plans 11 community sessions

DiVecchio plans 11 community sessions

There are 17 comments on the GoErie.com story from Jan 26, 2009, titled DiVecchio plans 11 community sessions. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

Erie County Executive Mark DiVecchio's office has set dates for 2009 sessions of DiVecchio's community outreach program, aimed at getting residents' input on a host of county-government-related issues.

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Ecdysiast

United States

#1 Jan 27, 2009
Hope he holds good meetings. Usually he's just another incompetent politician, with no redeeming entertainment value.(His county executing isn't any better than his rigs and meatballs were.) Maybe if he played accordion.
Realist

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Jan 27, 2009
So he's planning on a bunch of community meetings where he'll get the input from the people, then ignore it and do whatever he wants anyway.
Ecdysiast

United States

#3 Jan 27, 2009
Realist wrote:
So he's planning on a bunch of community meetings where he'll get the input from the people, then ignore it and do whatever he wants anyway.
Actually, he'll do anything the clandstine secretariat of the Guiseppe Mazzini Society tells him to. He's the Stepford Pizza Maker!
In Erie

United States

#4 Jan 27, 2009
...He will showcase all the things he has done that we have to pay for.. Bond Issues, Buildings, Etc..
wack

Erie, PA

#5 Jan 27, 2009
Vote him out!! Snow plow guy!!
Voters - remember he used your County equipment and manpower!!!
Ray Guy

Erie, PA

#6 Jan 28, 2009
I'm excited for the updates and community involvement - last year's attendance averaged nearly 10 citizens at each event!
Sam Colt

Youngstown, OH

#7 Jan 28, 2009
Here's just several reasons why Divecchio should be gone at the end of his term. Then of course Erie County voters would elect Adolf Hitler if he had a "D" after his name:

1. He's driving a nice, 2008 GMC Envoy, 12mpg, luxury SUV on the back of county taxpayers. It's costing us more than $900.00/month in lease fees, taxes, title, insurance and fuel. Yep, WE are paying for him to drive a vehicle with a sticker price of 38k; a vehicle most of you here couldn't afford. But what the hell, YOU'RE paying for it ! So Divecchio doesn't care.

2. Divecchio recently laid off county employees making the paltry sum of 10-12 dollars/hour. In the meantime he attempts to create ANOTHER high paid ($100,000 in salary, perks, bennies), salaried job out of thin air for his lackey and ahem...."Director of Administration", Sean Wiley. Yeah, let's lay off the blue-collar, Ten bucks an hour worker who actually EARNS his/her county keep and create a worthless, overpaid job for political hack Sean Wiley.

3. Divecchio couldn't pay out of his salary (ahem the common folk buy a snowblower, hire a kid with a shovel, or clear their drives with a hired plow) to have someone clean his driveway of snow. Rather he just decided to have TAXPAYERS clear his driveway numerous times until he got caught being, once again, arrogant and literally a crook, as he stole county services. Then he wasn't to reimburse the county $9.00 for the plow job that the county head of maintenance was performing for Divecchio with a county vehicle ? Geez....can WE get our drives plowed for $9 buck ?

3. When the county Director of Veteran's Affairs retired, Divecchio tried to hire a relative of his and put her in the job. Hehehehehe....a little bit more nepotism on Divecchio's part, eh ? But the county controller caught this crook attempting to violate the county code of ethics (again) and his oath of office (again)and Divecchio had to back off hooking up another one of his homies.

4. Divecchio has a small catering business. Lo and Behold....he was using county employees to help his sister set up HIS private business booth at last year's home show at Family First. Yeah, we, us, the dumb-**** county taxpayers....we're funding HIS private business efforts. Speaking of which....

5. He couldn't manage his own business finances let alone the county budget when the state came after him for not paying Worker's Compensation premiums on his catering business employees. He got fined and had to pay back fees.

6. The county and the country is in terrible financial trouble. We, the taxpayers, are in dire economic straits. But Divecchio will not freeze county spending or freeze wages of the overpaid, salaried employees. Yeah, why should he and his cronies like Brad Foulk, Ian Murray, Sean Wiley, Jim Sparber and other pigs at the trough suffer. They'll just raise your taxes and puty your house up for Sheriff's sale. They'll get theirs and the hell with YOU ! PAY THOSE TAXES DIVECCHIO NEEDS A PAY RAISE ! Which he got on 1 JAN 09.

7. Let's not forget his little junket to Red China last year. What did THAT cost the county and for what ?

I could go on and on about this crook Divecchio....but get rid of him ! Then in 4 years if you don't like his replacement get rid of him/her. Pretty soon these elected swine will get the message.
You are Awesome

Erie, PA

#8 Jan 28, 2009
This is the best damn post I've seen on this board in months. Take a bow, guy.
Sam Colt wrote:
Here's just several reasons why Divecchio should be gone at the end of his term. Then of course Erie County voters would elect Adolf Hitler if he had a "D" after his name:
1. He's driving a nice, 2008 GMC Envoy, 12mpg, luxury SUV on the back of county taxpayers. It's costing us more than $900.00/month in lease fees, taxes, title, insurance and fuel. Yep, WE are paying for him to drive a vehicle with a sticker price of 38k; a vehicle most of you here couldn't afford. But what the hell, YOU'RE paying for it ! So Divecchio doesn't care.
2. Divecchio recently laid off county employees making the paltry sum of 10-12 dollars/hour. In the meantime he attempts to create ANOTHER high paid ($100,000 in salary, perks, bennies), salaried job out of thin air for his lackey and ahem...."Director of Administration", Sean Wiley. Yeah, let's lay off the blue-collar, Ten bucks an hour worker who actually EARNS his/her county keep and create a worthless, overpaid job for political hack Sean Wiley.
3. Divecchio couldn't pay out of his salary (ahem the common folk buy a snowblower, hire a kid with a shovel, or clear their drives with a hired plow) to have someone clean his driveway of snow. Rather he just decided to have TAXPAYERS clear his driveway numerous times until he got caught being, once again, arrogant and literally a crook, as he stole county services. Then he wasn't to reimburse the county $9.00 for the plow job that the county head of maintenance was performing for Divecchio with a county vehicle ? Geez....can WE get our drives plowed for $9 buck ?
3. When the county Director of Veteran's Affairs retired, Divecchio tried to hire a relative of his and put her in the job. Hehehehehe....a little bit more nepotism on Divecchio's part, eh ? But the county controller caught this crook attempting to violate the county code of ethics (again) and his oath of office (again)and Divecchio had to back off hooking up another one of his homies.
4. Divecchio has a small catering business. Lo and Behold....he was using county employees to help his sister set up HIS private business booth at last year's home show at Family First. Yeah, we, us, the dumb-***** county taxpayers....we're funding HIS private business efforts. Speaking of which....
5. He couldn't manage his own business finances let alone the county budget when the state came after him for not paying Worker's Compensation premiums on his catering business employees. He got fined and had to pay back fees.
6. The county and the country is in terrible financial trouble. We, the taxpayers, are in dire economic straits. But Divecchio will not freeze county spending or freeze wages of the overpaid, salaried employees. Yeah, why should he and his cronies like Brad Foulk, Ian Murray, Sean Wiley, Jim Sparber and other pigs at the trough suffer. They'll just raise your taxes and puty your house up for Sheriff's sale. They'll get theirs and the hell with YOU ! PAY THOSE TAXES DIVECCHIO NEEDS A PAY RAISE ! Which he got on 1 JAN 09.
7. Let's not forget his little junket to Red China last year. What did THAT cost the county and for what ?
I could go on and on about this crook Divecchio....but get rid of him ! Then in 4 years if you don't like his replacement get rid of him/her. Pretty soon these elected swine will get the message.
The Angry Republican

Altoona, PA

#9 Jan 28, 2009
Sam Colt wrote:
Here's just several reasons why Divecchio should be gone at the end of his term. Then of course Erie County voters would elect Adolf Hitler if he had a "D" after his name:
1. He's driving a nice, 2008 GMC Envoy, 12mpg, luxury SUV on the back of county taxpayers. It's costing us more than $900.00/month in lease fees, taxes, title, insurance and fuel. Yep, WE are paying for him to drive a vehicle with a sticker price of 38k; a vehicle most of you here couldn't afford. But what the hell, YOU'RE paying for it ! So Divecchio doesn't care.
2. Divecchio recently laid off county employees making the paltry sum of 10-12 dollars/hour. In the meantime he attempts to create ANOTHER high paid ($100,000 in salary, perks, bennies), salaried job out of thin air for his lackey and ahem...."Director of Administration", Sean Wiley. Yeah, let's lay off the blue-collar, Ten bucks an hour worker who actually EARNS his/her county keep and create a worthless, overpaid job for political hack Sean Wiley.
3. Divecchio couldn't pay out of his salary (ahem the common folk buy a snowblower, hire a kid with a shovel, or clear their drives with a hired plow) to have someone clean his driveway of snow. Rather he just decided to have TAXPAYERS clear his driveway numerous times until he got caught being, once again, arrogant and literally a crook, as he stole county services. Then he wasn't to reimburse the county $9.00 for the plow job that the county head of maintenance was performing for Divecchio with a county vehicle ? Geez....can WE get our drives plowed for $9 buck ?
3. When the county Director of Veteran's Affairs retired, Divecchio tried to hire a relative of his and put her in the job. Hehehehehe....a little bit more nepotism on Divecchio's part, eh ? But the county controller caught this crook attempting to violate the county code of ethics (again) and his oath of office (again)and Divecchio had to back off hooking up another one of his homies.
4. Divecchio has a small catering business. Lo and Behold....he was using county employees to help his sister set up HIS private business booth at last year's home show at Family First. Yeah, we, us, the dumb-***** county taxpayers....we're funding HIS private business efforts. Speaking of which....
5. He couldn't manage his own business finances let alone the county budget when the state came after him for not paying Worker's Compensation premiums on his catering business employees. He got fined and had to pay back fees.
6. The county and the country is in terrible financial trouble. We, the taxpayers, are in dire economic straits. But Divecchio will not freeze county spending or freeze wages of the overpaid, salaried employees. Yeah, why should he and his cronies like Brad Foulk, Ian Murray, Sean Wiley, Jim Sparber and other pigs at the trough suffer. They'll just raise your taxes and puty your house up for Sheriff's sale. They'll get theirs and the hell with YOU ! PAY THOSE TAXES DIVECCHIO NEEDS A PAY RAISE ! Which he got on 1 JAN 09.
7. Let's not forget his little junket to Red China last year. What did THAT cost the county and for what ?
I could go on and on about this crook Divecchio....but get rid of him ! Then in 4 years if you don't like his replacement get rid of him/her. Pretty soon these elected swine will get the message.
All that and you still have the $25,000 he spent to try to start a "Magic" Hall of Fame, his half-hazard plan of putting together a community college, and his 10-15% pay raises he tried to push through for Talking Head Wiley and flunkies Sparber and Meredith.
Sam Colt

Youngstown, OH

#10 Jan 28, 2009
You are Awesome wrote:
This is the best damn post I've seen on this board in months. Take a bow, guy.
<quoted text>
Thank you for your kind words. I tend to follow local politics simply because, as former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill said: "All politics are local."

There is very little we can do to change what is going on at the state level, let alone the federal level. But here in Erie County we have a chance to improve our lot.

Oh and here's a little aside....don't count on Andrezewski to oust Divecchio. Something tells me that this is a deal between Divecchio and Andrezewski to keep others from challenging Divecchio. Andrezewski is still a scumbag who flaunted his PA State Senatorial position. Same as Divecchio flaunts his at the county level.

When oh when are the voters going to wise up and quit reelecting the same turds ?

Remember....it's not about who you elect into office. It's about who you throw OUT of office. Get rid of every stinkin' incumbent!
Frank Chiz

Akron, OH

#12 Jan 29, 2009
their daughters grew up together. they were baby sat by linda bebko jones son. went to hs with him. weird world!
Sam Colt

Youngstown, OH

#13 Jan 29, 2009
Frank Chiz wrote:
their daughters grew up together. they were baby sat by linda bebko jones son. went to hs with him. weird world!
Yo Frank....WHOSE daughters are you referring to ? Please clarify.
A Better Erie

London, UK

#14 Jan 29, 2009
I would beat the bum and I grew up with him and his late brother. Andrew Divecchio RIP .........

Lets c what happens in the comming mths ........
mrkihn

Chambersburg, PA

#15 Jan 29, 2009
Yea they will be called community outreach programs but the public not welcome. Only those who will contribute to his re election campaign are welcome

Marky D is a joke
For the People

Flemingsburg, KY

#16 Jan 29, 2009
Sam Colt wrote:
Here's just several reasons why Divecchio should be gone at the end of his term. Then of course Erie County voters would elect Adolf Hitler if he had a "D" after his name:
1. He's driving a nice, 2008 GMC Envoy, 12mpg, luxury SUV on the back of county taxpayers. It's costing us more than $900.00/month in lease fees, taxes, title, insurance and fuel. Yep, WE are paying for him to drive a vehicle with a sticker price of 38k; a vehicle most of you here couldn't afford. But what the hell, YOU'RE paying for it ! So Divecchio doesn't care.
2. Divecchio recently laid off county employees making the paltry sum of 10-12 dollars/hour. In the meantime he attempts to create ANOTHER high paid ($100,000 in salary, perks, bennies), salaried job out of thin air for his lackey and ahem...."Director of Administration", Sean Wiley. Yeah, let's lay off the blue-collar, Ten bucks an hour worker who actually EARNS his/her county keep and create a worthless, overpaid job for political hack Sean Wiley.
3. Divecchio couldn't pay out of his salary (ahem the common folk buy a snowblower, hire a kid with a shovel, or clear their drives with a hired plow) to have someone clean his driveway of snow. Rather he just decided to have TAXPAYERS clear his driveway numerous times until he got caught being, once again, arrogant and literally a crook, as he stole county services. Then he wasn't to reimburse the county $9.00 for the plow job that the county head of maintenance was performing for Divecchio with a county vehicle ? Geez....can WE get our drives plowed for $9 buck ?
3. When the county Director of Veteran's Affairs retired, Divecchio tried to hire a relative of his and put her in the job. Hehehehehe....a little bit more nepotism on Divecchio's part, eh ? But the county controller caught this crook attempting to violate the county code of ethics (again) and his oath of office (again)and Divecchio had to back off hooking up another one of his homies.
4. Divecchio has a small catering business. Lo and Behold....he was using county employees to help his sister set up HIS private business booth at last year's home show at Family First. Yeah, we, us, the dumb-***** county taxpayers....we're funding HIS private business efforts. Speaking of which....
5. He couldn't manage his own business finances let alone the county budget when the state came after him for not paying Worker's Compensation premiums on his catering business employees. He got fined and had to pay back fees.
6. The county and the country is in terrible financial trouble. We, the taxpayers, are in dire economic straits. But Divecchio will not freeze county spending or freeze wages of the overpaid, salaried employees. Yeah, why should he and his cronies like Brad Foulk, Ian Murray, Sean Wiley, Jim Sparber and other pigs at the trough suffer. They'll just raise your taxes and puty your house up for Sheriff's sale. They'll get theirs and the hell with YOU ! PAY THOSE TAXES DIVECCHIO NEEDS A PAY RAISE ! Which he got on 1 JAN 09.
7. Let's not forget his little junket to Red China last year. What did THAT cost the county and for what ?
I could go on and on about this crook Divecchio....but get rid of him ! Then in 4 years if you don't like his replacement get rid of him/her. Pretty soon these elected swine will get the message.
Glad to have you back Mr. Galena! Where have you been? Some of us have missed you!
i for one

Erie, PA

#17 Jan 30, 2009
am sick to death of "duh"vecchio. he is worried i will tell you that. he tried to find a cushy job for wiley cuz he knows he is in trouble. he bought out the economic development dude so he would not have a strong opposition. now he is sending every attorney in town an invite to his $250 per couple fundraiser. really this early? dude you must be shaking in your greasy boots. just wait to see what happens next. there will be a viable candidate coming and nothing you do will get him to slither away.....can you hear your clock dough boy.....tick tick tick
LAmbroast

Harrisburg, PA

#18 Jan 30, 2009
I am surprised he has so much idle time, which is not being spent elsewhere. Anyway, findout where those citizens are going to work once the County kills the casino.

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