Latrobe intends to merge police chief...

Latrobe intends to merge police chief, city manager positions

There are 74 comments on the The Valley Herald story from Sep 6, 2010, titled Latrobe intends to merge police chief, city manager positions. In it, The Valley Herald reports that:

In an effort to save money and get a "new perspective," Deputy Mayor Ken Baldonieri said Latrobe City Council plans to advertise a new position that will eliminate the city manager and police chief positions.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Valley Herald.

First Prev
of 4
Next Last
jack goldberg

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Sep 8, 2010
maybe we ought to get rid of the"Deputy Mayor" what the hell do we need him for, we already have a mayor!
PASTA BOY

Latrobe, PA

#2 Sep 9, 2010
jack goldberg wrote:
maybe we ought to get rid of the"Deputy Mayor" what the hell do we need him for, we already have a mayor!
Right On!!!
tom

Burgettstown, PA

#3 Sep 9, 2010
how stupid.
Really

Ardara, PA

#4 Sep 9, 2010
jack goldberg wrote:
maybe we ought to get rid of the"Deputy Mayor" what the hell do we need him for, we already have a mayor!
We have a mayor? I guess we really wouldn't know since she doesn't show up to council meetings!
2good2btru

Greensburg, PA

#5 Sep 9, 2010
Hahahaha!!! That City Manager is a joke!!!! HE DOES NOTHING!!! Waste of city $$$$.
mango

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Sep 9, 2010
jack goldberg wrote:
maybe we ought to get rid of the"Deputy Mayor" what the hell do we need him for, we already have a mayor!
Who would run the meetings if we didn't have a deputy mayor?
Bud

Kittanning, PA

#7 Sep 9, 2010
I thought the mayor just got arrested.
stumble

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Sep 10, 2010
that was the old mayor, noone knows who the new mayor is, its a secret.
notaclue

AOL

#9 Sep 11, 2010
2good2btru wrote:
Hahahaha!!! That City Manager is a joke!!!! HE DOES NOTHING!!! Waste of city $$$$.
What do you do for a living 2good2btrue? Maybe you could apply for the "NEW" position! Unless you have done the work of a City Manager or Police Chief or Tax Collector or any other city/government office, you do not have the right to state that Mr. Stadler does nothing.
A city manager's job is only as successful as the governing forces allow. e.g "council".
Maybe council is where the changes need to start.
Good luck on finding the person with Administrative Finance and Law Enforcement experience to work for what the city is willing to pay.
I think council is living in a dream world.
LATROBEAN

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Sep 11, 2010
2good2btru wrote:
Hahahaha!!! That City Manager is a joke!!!! HE DOES NOTHING!!! Waste of city $$$$.
yes, and what really cracks me up is the man has two hummers - yes two and
a cadillac escalade - isn't there something wrong with this picture?
notaclue

AOL

#11 Sep 12, 2010
LATROBEAN wrote:
<quoted text> yes, and what really cracks me up is the man has two hummers - yes two and
a cadillac escalade - isn't there something wrong with this picture?
Do you have a job?
I didn't realize when working for the City of Latrobe, there was a clause on how you could spend your earned income.!!!!!!!!!
Does your job, if you have one, tell you what to buy or not buy with your income????
Don't see where this is anyone's business AT ALL!
drama

Midland, PA

#12 Sep 12, 2010
what exactly did he do to warrant termination? i have yet to see a case be made.
Stadleriffic

Mckeesport, PA

#13 Sep 12, 2010
notaclue: Are you his wife Mindy? She seems to be the only person who thinks he works...
notaclue

AOL

#14 Sep 13, 2010
Stadleriffic wrote:
notaclue: Are you his wife Mindy? She seems to be the only person who thinks he works...
Actually no, I am not his wife. Far from it.
But I do know how city government works, and I do know that YOU are not with him during the day to see exactly what he DOES do!

Is it HIS fault that there is a deficit partly due to delinquent taxpayers in the city?
Is it HIS fault that last winter's snowstorm created overtime which someone i.e (the taxpayers)had to pay for?
Is it his fault that the parking garage is old and in need of costly repair? And it is taking so long to approve alternate parking for employees and visitors to the downtown area because EVERYTHING has to go through the rigors of council?
Even ways to increase revenue for alternate parking?

I think because Mr. Stadler is not a loud mouth like so many others in this town, maybe you think that equates with a lack of performance.
Mr Baldoneri for one, is the most rude person I have ever come across. He is unprofessional at best and is NOT for the people of this town. He is for himself and the arrogant nature of his personality.
I think in order to be for the people, you need to have an unbiased "personal" opinion regarding city business. If you have a vendetta against someone or a group you are not able to be fair.
But then again, it's politics as usual.
Mr. Stadler is for this City. But he is only one man and he has to go through alot of people to do HIS job. That will never change as long as coucil cannot work with, rather than against, all employees and citizens of this City.
LATROBEAN

Pittsburgh, PA

#15 Sep 13, 2010
notaclue wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you have a job?
I didn't realize when working for the City of Latrobe, there was a clause on how you could spend your earned income.!!!!!!!!!
Does your job, if you have one, tell you what to buy or not buy with your income????
Don't see where this is anyone's business AT All
OKAY - you put me in my place :(- i guess i deserved that one.
SumGoy

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 Sep 13, 2010
notaclue wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually no, I am not his wife. Far from it.
But I do know how city government works, and I do know that YOU are not with him during the day to see exactly what he DOES do!
Is it HIS fault that there is a deficit partly due to delinquent taxpayers in the city?
Is it HIS fault that last winter's snowstorm created overtime which someone i.e (the taxpayers)had to pay for?
Is it his fault that the parking garage is old and in need of costly repair? And it is taking so long to approve alternate parking for employees and visitors to the downtown area because EVERYTHING has to go through the rigors of council?
Even ways to increase revenue for alternate parking?
I think because Mr. Stadler is not a loud mouth like so many others in this town, maybe you think that equates with a lack of performance.
Mr Baldoneri for one, is the most rude person I have ever come across. He is unprofessional at best and is NOT for the people of this town. He is for himself and the arrogant nature of his personality.
I think in order to be for the people, you need to have an unbiased "personal" opinion regarding city business. If you have a vendetta against someone or a group you are not able to be fair.
But then again, it's politics as usual.
Mr. Stadler is for this City. But he is only one man and he has to go through alot of people to do HIS job. That will never change as long as coucil cannot work with, rather than against, all employees and citizens of this City.
Ok, you are NOT his wife. Yet, you seem to know everything about him. Hmmm...
notaclue

AOL

#17 Sep 13, 2010
SumGoy wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok, you are NOT his wife. Yet, you seem to know everything about him. Hmmm...
Hmmmm, I did not say I know everything about HIM!
I know that a City Manager's job involves a great deal more than most people realize or give credit for.
Rita

Warren, OH

#18 Sep 13, 2010
To reply to notaclue-right, the city manager does do a lot but he also gets compensated rather well for his work. And as a taxpayer, I would like to see a city manager that does his job and doesn't cover up the Chief's screw ups or avoid talking to the public. Is that asking too much from a city manager?
2good2btru

Pittsburgh, PA

#19 Sep 13, 2010
Seems like he is always b's'ing to the girls that are hard at work at the Park and Rec Office from what I hear!!!! They all WORK SOOOOOOOOOOOOO HARD!!! They deserve a RAISE!!!!! Hahaha!!! Isn't that a joke!!! Hey Latrobean,,, maybe he has a mistress!!
Mindy Stadler

Ford City, PA

#20 Sep 13, 2010
If anyone wants to know who I am, the name is above. Unlike alot of you, I am not fearful to post my name. I am not responding to the messages individually, but will say, it amazes me how truly ignorant most of you are. My husband was born here and grew up in this town. He felt pride in representing Latrobe through the years. He held various positions within the city, as well as, being a volunteer fireman for 20 years. He worked for all that we have and yet, you jealous, crass people, want to tear him apart. You have no idea what his job entailed nor did you ever give a shit to go to a meeting and genuinely speak your minds, if in fact, you had a concern. You jump on a bandwagon, assume you are the all knowing and entitled, when in fact, you aren't. I am not writing this to engage with any of you, truth be told, you mean nothing to me. To those who defended my husband on here, thank you, I appreciated it. To those who had GENUINE concerns, well, too bad you waited to post them on here, instead of making an appointment and getting your questions answered. Says alot about how genuine they really were. To the rest of you, I hope you all find peace in posting your trash, as it's just that, trash. Kind of like you, garbage. Sit behind a computer screen, be jealous of anyone who works hard in their lives and then tear them apart using speculation, all the while, not even being an adult enough to post your real name.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 4
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Indiana Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
eBook About eBay Reveals Startling Details of ... 1 hr ConsumerWatch 1
Debate: Marijuana - Johnstown, PA (Aug '10) 14 hr Daniel Miller 58
News Police: Man who called 911 sought help with air... Jul 23 DILF 4
Darkness in Moxham Jul 10 White Flight 1
Hey Martha Forum Johnstown (Dec '07) Jul 3 District 1 68
Johnstown Area People Are All Whinney and Stuff (Sep '12) Jul '15 District 1 3
Mcnally bridge suicides Jun '15 Mr Shifty 1
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Indiana Mortgages