Here goes.I totally agree with (martin isnt really gone) No time frame when resignation takes place.
THIS FROM THE Progress-Index:
"For now, Martin said he is open to new professional opportunities. He won't rule out that he might move back to Saginaw, Mich., where his wife still has a career. And Martin said that he will miss Hopewell."
We are going to continue to pay his salary while he looks for another job. How effective is he going to be as a manager while he is looking for another job.
This "resignation" is all smoke and mirrors so that Daley did not have to fire Martin. Since Martin does not want to give a time frame for his resignation then City Council should.
City Council should appoint an Interim Chief and tell Martin Good Bye.
Let's stop wasting money on consulting firms. Do the work yourself for a change and take responsibility. Is City Council so inept that they cannot do the job? If so then they should resign themselves.
Mr. Daley, you should do yourself and the City of Hopewell a favor and resign right along with your puppet Martin. The both of you have done more harm than good to the city. You are part of the problem not part of the solution.
The problem is all of those wannabe honorary police chiefs that haven't learned to do their own jobs properly.
There wasn't anything wrong with arresting the drug users, they were breaking the law. It's just who the drug users were. Then there are the CA's supporters who keep beating down the door to free their kin from prosecution.
The people don't decide who gets tickets, citations and arrested; unless they're the dumbasses that are breaking the law and getting caught. You want crime reduced in you neighborhoods but when you find out who it is, you're shocked, appalled and don't want to press charges.
You want the good little hit and runners to go free. Well, that worked for a weekend. The state troopers again, jeez. The judge and his daddy were too close. Kid's facing a landslide and it's the cheif's fault?
Young lady, you stay on the soapbox with a hole cut in the top; it's full of crap. Get up, you're starting to stink.
Seriously, the chief of police isn't the problem. Crime has dropped, the Feds have handcuffed the Department for his entire stay and are just picking up their criminals. Crime isn't going to be in abundance for another 2-3 years, if you're lucky.
There isn't any revenue to spike your budget with, get over it and Newman get ready to find a job. Take her advice and resign with Daley and the city attorney.