I did not advocate $21 per thousand as that is what was suggested to the city by its financial gurus.Lynch,
So you agree about the judges, but you aren't going after the judges....hmmmmm.
Provide information that would allow the businesses to join the City's Utility Rate plan...that would be a decision by the power company, not the mayor of the city.
You were previously bitching about our rate being above $ 17.00, and now you advocate for raising it to $21.00 per thousand...are you out of your fucking mind? It is obvious you don't own residential property in Fitchburg, and you have no clue what kind of damage that would do to homeowners in our city.
All of the non-elders in the city pay taxes too...what do you expect the city should do for elders that shouldn't be done for others? It isn't that you have elderly parents...is it?
The mayor has little control over the drop in real estate values dumb ass...if you want to blame someone and do something about it, go after all the absentee land owners that do nothing to maintain their propert...that will keep you busy....I dare you to go after them.
Once again, you talk out of both sides of your mouth...drop the tax rates for business and the money will come from where?
I say leave the residential rate alone and stop raising it. Lower the commercial rate to $17 per thousand from its $25.70 current rate.
Or leave everything alone and continue to vote in the same exact people because they are boy scout leaders within Fitchburg!
It is like an alcoholic, continue the same abusive behavior and expecting different results only to be disappointed with the same.
Businesses are closing down, Fitchburg is worse off than many if not most cities and towns its size in Massachusetts.
You get what you vote for!! Keep leaving DiNatale with the same councilors who vote against his cuts and management.
Personally I think I would be a better manager than DiNatale but he has name recognition so you need to settle for the best for your Fitchburg bred names.
None of these names voted for anything for our elders, not one! Fitchburg may not wake up till it is to late. Pension crises coming home to roost after years and decades of neglect to address it.
Did Bean address it? Did Dean Tran? Did anyone on the council for the past ten yrs vote to address it?
Did it really take a totally failing economic status for Dean Tran to finally come to the rationale that we needed an economic manager?
We need better management! This council has voted to continue to cosign every FPD contract to the point now that the FPD has gone against city government! Ultimately they forgot who fed them and this is why you must manage before you obliged home boys!
To be honest, put me on that council and I will put the fire to their feet in order to get things done.
At present we have volunteers working with the police and fire. The police and the fire have received benefit increase after benefit increase.$350,000 in paid holiday benefits per department, do the math as I did. Each firefighter receives an average of $4,700 a piece for paid holidays a year.
The FPD collects over $500,000 a year in OT. We have the state police in Fitchburg at the highest numbers ever! We have the Worcester county task force at high numbers in Fitchburg. Many of the arrest are done by State troopers.
Drug dealing is higher than ever in Fitchburg and nothing is getting done. Our police are becoming reactionary, meaning reporting to the scene. We need more detective work, we need to demand more from these detectives. Arrest these drug dealers don't continue to play patti cake with them.