Wayne County vote sets stage for bill to let governor oust county exec

Nov 12, 2012 Full story: Detroit Free Press 7

Wayne County voters let it be known that they'd let the governor remove a rogue county executive, approving a charter amendment by a 58%-42% margin Tuesday to allow just that.

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ray

Toledo, OH

#1 Nov 12, 2012
If corruption wasn't so rampant we wouldn't need such a law. In this instance it would be of great use.
Pete

Livonia, MI

#2 Nov 12, 2012
ray wrote:
If corruption wasn't so rampant we wouldn't need such a law. In this instance it would be of great use.
The law is really of no use at all in this instance. It only comes into play when there is a felony or some major proven misconduct. There is no proven corruption or felony involving Ficano directly. We all have our strong feelings that he is corrupt, but feelings won't convert to a removal except at the polls. Let's hope people remember if Ficano even runs again. I think he will as his ego demands it.
ray

Toledo, OH

#3 Nov 12, 2012
Like he said can u really get thrown out because of stupidity? Doing things that don't benefit taxpayers or r unfair can this change things.?It is because of recklessness that deficit is so high. Is this covered under this? Back to square 1 I guess. How about not disclosing conflicts of interest like Renee axt violated.? Is anything really solved with these goofy laws?
Pete

Livonia, MI

#4 Nov 13, 2012
ray wrote:
Like he said can u really get thrown out because of stupidity? Doing things that don't benefit taxpayers or r unfair can this change things.?It is because of recklessness that deficit is so high. Is this covered under this? Back to square 1 I guess. How about not disclosing conflicts of interest like Renee axt violated.? Is anything really solved with these goofy laws?
It's not even a law yet. Something has to be introduced and passed by the lame duck session or early next year probably. Snyder, like all governors, would resist using this law except as a last resort. The county executive position did not exist in 1954 when the current law was enacted. This proposed new law simply adds that position and updates us by 60 years. It really was spurred on by the disgust with Ficano.
Cheryl

Monroe, LA

#5 Dec 15, 2012
Pete wrote:
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The law is really of no use at all in this instance. It only comes into play when there is a felony or some major proven misconduct. There is no proven corruption or felony involving Ficano directly. We all have our strong feelings that he is corrupt, but feelings won't convert to a removal except at the polls. Let's hope people remember if Ficano even runs again. I think he will as his ego demands it.
Pete you forgot to mention Wayne County Employees Miles Handy and Kevin Kelley who were given $100,000 + jobs just for losing their Township jobs, we also have strong feelings they might be corrupt.
Cheryl

Monroe, LA

#6 Dec 15, 2012
ray wrote:
If corruption wasn't so rampant we wouldn't need such a law. In this instance it would be of great use.
If Ficano indicted and finally convicted on felony charges, I hope he implicates Miles Handy and Kevin Kelley if they committed any criminal offenses, and anybody else at the County Building to get a lighter sentence.
Sluggar

Livonia, MI

#7 Dec 16, 2012
Cheryl wrote:
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If Ficano indicted and finally convicted on felony charges, I hope he implicates Miles Handy and Kevin Kelley if they committed any criminal offenses, and anybody else at the County Building to get a lighter sentence.
I see Ficano as the big fish. The little fish are bait to get him.

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