I believe Lynch was denied a grant and even called for a protest against the Mayors use of them.Lets talk about Grants, because a Mayor has to have an extensive education in Grant writing. That is also an entire separate college business course.
Now we are hiring purchasing equipment under Grants there are some rules that most citizens may not realize.
Once a grant runs out for hiring employees which is usually 3 years those hires can never be laid off and since they are at the bottom of the list no employee above them can be laid off.
Also under these grants the city is obligated to maintain the same number of employees not only during the grant period, but forever even after the grants run out. This is a legally binding signed agreement.
If we don't then all grant money has to be repaid to the federal government.
Here is the biggie, if for any reason we do not abide by any grant and it's rules, the Federal Government informed the city don't ever bother applying for any type of grant again. Not even for hiring, equipment or to construct a new city building.
The Federal Government stated they have many communities that are still on the waiting list and would love to get the grants we have and they will not tolerate any community that cannot uphold their part of the deal.
We would be automatically taken off the grant program forever.
So Mr.Lynch even as a councilor or as a Mayor running a city is not as simple as you think it is. There are many federal laws that cannot be ignored or else the entire city budget will be lost to lawsuits.
It is not something you learn over a weekend.
"Fitchburg needs JOBS! Our local politicians have recieved MILLIONS in JOB recovery grants. From Flanagan through Mayor Wong; Nobody has mentioned the CREATION of JOBS from these grants! They just smile and cut ribbons!!!!!!
This money should be used exclusively for Fitchburg residents! Follow the FFD policy of hiring residents of Fitchburg! The city needs to secure these grants and open a store front that accepts applications!!
We need to protest for these grants, WE NEED JOBS IN FITCHBURG!! Do not allow these politicians to continue to give these grants to GIANTS that pay three people 4 million a piece before they even hire an arcitect!!!!!
That is "business as usual". And when is this city going to straighten out the FPD????? It seems like all the city councilors are TERRIFIED to even address corruption that PLAGUES this department!!
WHY IS THIS THE CASE?? Why do we need to proceed as "business as usual" Why can't we have positive change?? What is wrong with CORRECTNESS city councilmen??????????"
Apparently Lynch isn't much a fan of the Mayor or the Police Chief either. Look here, all in this same thread. Could you picture Wong, Demoura and the city council having to deal with him? Hey Lynch, LMAO!
Time for Wong to go-
"It is time for Wong to go! Bring Demoura the do nothing with you! Nothing has gotten done! Half Measure Wong!
The citizens of Fitchburg have sacrificed!!!! Now you have NO answers on the ineptness of the FPD?
As a matter of Martial Law you need to tell Demoura to arm the citizens of Fitchburg as the police are extremely close to NON existent!!!!
Fire them all and tell the Union to go Fudge themselves!!!!!!!!!!"