I agree with your assessment. They all resist and ignore the mayor's and solicitor's bully and intimidation tactics.
Yet another anonymous slam against our mayor. There is always someone who wants to blame everything on the mayor. Same thing with Brewster and the mayor before him.
The council is where the changes happen.
But not in McKeesport.
I swear, our council gets together just so they can one-up each other.
All you have to do is go to ONE council meeting or read the minutes.
It is plain to see that Malinchak just likes to be the guy who has some sort of insight. He likes to hear himself argue and he does it with great aplomb. He just has to get his view in.
Segina? Bloated with power and too worried about Robert's rules and proper procedure to see what the issues really are and get any real work done. The February meeting is a perfect example. Too worried about making sure everyone knows he met a councilman at the Viking on an issue to worry about hearing what the public is actually saying or to look at an issue from all sides.
Tedesco? Too busy worrying about keeping his office to look at the issues with any sort of objectivity.
"bully tactics" from the mayor? He does seem to like to chime in on things a lot. Well, that is his JOB. He could sit back and let council go unchecked like previous mayors but he is an active mayor. Instead he seems to take a real interest in how things go down and speaks out when he has an opinion. He makes his voice heard and uses the bully pulpit of the office to do so. Thank god he does. He has made a couple of decisions that some do not fully understand. Lucky for those people he did, they will still be able to sit and criticize him and the city years from now versus living in a bankrupt city.
Councils job is SUPPOSED to be to do what the public wants done.
So far all I see are special interests and favors and such making the decisions from this city council.
It has been said that McCall is a big mouth and starts feuds. Well, it seems that anyone who differs in opinion from Segina is "starting a feud". Yeah, McCall does seem to egg on Segina. But Segina eggs McCall on just as much.
And our fair councilwoman's insistence that "something has to be done tonight" on the ATV ordinance, evem after it was brought to her attention that it encompasses many many issues and not just one....pushing council to pass an ordinance without any real investigation or middle ground under the guise of "both sides have been through enough". She would rather make something LAW and then go back and try and CHANGE IT LATER , when we all know that it is always harder to change an existing law than it is to make sure the law is correct to begin with. But I suppsoe she has her hands full dealing with the issues of the welfare recipients and how well THEY are being served...who cares about what your TAX base wants. As an aside....her insistence to grab the mic and damn near have it in her mouth.....can some please tell her how dumb that looks and sounds?
My god, its like watching a train wreck, looking at this council.
Such childish antics from almost everyone on the council.
Most of our council is out of touch with the people they serve.
Serving on boards does not a good councilman (or woman) make.
NOT ONCE has any council member ever come to MY door and asked me what is on MY mind.
Where are the public meetings where citizens can discuss topics before the council makes things law?
We do not have that.
They rely on the few loudmouths who come to council to get their way to decide what the issues are.
Its sad really.