Corruption in Mayoral Office (Importa...

Corruption in Mayoral Office (Important Please Read)

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Concerned Citizen

Blossvale, NY

#1 Jan 26, 2014
Although on the surface it seem like our new mayor, Robert Palmieri, might seem like he is doing wonders for our city in his first term as mayor. And all in all that actually might not be a false statement. He has actually gotten things done instead of sitting in his chair and reaping the benefits of the office like some of our past mayors, however, there is much more than meets the eye going on behind the scenes.

I am no saying that Mr. Palmieri is embezzling funds or anything like that but he seems to be a very intelligent man by observing the moves he is making. Utica is a small and close knit city allowing for individuals to get away with things they would not in larger areas because of the networks they have build and having friends in high places look the other way when they shouldn't be. As Mr. Palmieri is playing chess he is setting up moves that will benefit him after his run in office expires. These moves might not immediately benefit him directly but they are surely benefiting others in order for him to be returned those favors in the future.

All this talk about putting massive amounts of money into the city for the pure benefit of the city is B.S. Contractors and individuals who hold high offices in the city will be benefiting for years to come from all of these decisions and it just so happens all of these people can be traced back to the Palmeri camp.

A perfect example of this abuse of power is the "old" Community Food Bank that was located on Bleecker St. for over a decade. The building that the food bank resided in was a gifted building to the United Way of Utica (I believe it was the U.W. either way it was a community support program organization) by Louis Brindisi. The food bank operated for years with out any problems filling a huge need for the city, helping the community stay fed. It has lasted numerous mayors and has never so much has had a hiccup. Unfortunately the moment our new mayor step foot in office it seems as if it was his first duty to eliminate this community outreach program. Why on earth would anyone want to take away anything benefiting the citizens of the city so much? In his first months in office the location of the food bank was shut down for many bogus reasons leaving the city without a permeant location for people in need to rely on. The volunteers of the food bank have jumped through hoops to do what has been asked of them to get the food bank back up and running and every time one task is completed another, more bogus reason, is found to keep the doors shut. Codes has cleared the building and if you have visited the location lately you can now find a sign from the Fire Chief, Chief Brooks condemning the location. Mr. Brooks also sits on the board of the Community Food Bank. Why would this man be going out of his way, going over the authority of codes, to use his power to personally keep the doors shut.

The food bank board is a corrupt nuance on its own, having members take full advantage of their power for personal gain. Over the years multiple board members have been caught and proved to have embezzled donated funds and goods for personal use. There are still members on the board who are doing so making the daily operations more difficult than they already are. But this discussion is for another forum.

I have heard that the mayor and his camp are using their power for personal gain because they want the building and its location, it is rumored from everything from putting a McDonald's to business space, to apartment buildings in order to put money not only into the city but into the pockets of the mayoral camp and itself. Why would anyone who is supposed to be having the better good of its constituents as a top priority blatantly be doing just the opposite?

This is just the tip of the ice burg and this forum only allows so many characters and I have run out of space. Please respond and I will do the same in order to iron these issues out.
Concerned Citizen

Blossvale, NY

#3 Jan 30, 2014
I understand this isn't the best forum for an intelligent debate but I was hoping to receive more rederic from citizens who are equally as concern as I am. I know it's a small city and who cares what happens behind closed doors right? But being such a small city actually can be used to our benefit. Organized our voices can actually make a difference, banding together we can actually be heard. The changes that need to be made can be if we can all get up, shake off the blanket of laziness that we wrap ourselves in and make the changes that will benefit our lives. I am sick of letting these ignorant, greedy, corrupt individuals make the decisions that hurt me to help them. I am a multi business and property owner in the city and have enough pull to possibly make things happen if I can get enough support to do so. Please pass these passages along and let anyone who is interested in change to join this discussion and with enough of a following I will reveal myself and we can organize and make things happen. Please folks wake up and stand up against the machine that is running us over. I hope you will share this with everyone you know so the ball can be pushed down hill and build up enough speed where as we will not be able to be stop. Power is in numbers our voice is our strength let us not waste our only advantages.
Cupcake

Utica, NY

#4 Jan 30, 2014
This is unfounded, paranoic speculation. That building is a disaster waiting to happen.
Dave

Ithaca, NY

#5 Jan 31, 2014
The mayor is a fraud, bully and only cares about himself. He kisses his on azz everyday. I know personally what he did to me. He uses all you think he does as smoke screens. He cares nothing about this city, fact. He came into office as a bum on welfare and food stamps. He drove a 20 year old car. He lived of his kids. Now he is robbing Utica blind and that is because most Uticans are poor and uneducated to understand. He is bad news.
Utican

Whitesboro, NY

#6 Jan 31, 2014
More gibberish from Larry T.
freebie the bean

Syracuse, NY

#8 Jan 31, 2014
Fire Chief Russ Brooks is the oldest active fire chief in NYS at 89 years old. He is a Vietnam war hero with 5 rows of ribbons on his uniform. He has personally save 9 UFD firefighters in 6 different structure fires over the last 22 years. He was sworn in the dept. in 1943 at the age of 19. He makes $124K/year and has a fully outfitted 2014 Escalade which he has 24/7 use of...on or off duty.
Concerned Citizen

Blossvale, NY

#9 Jan 31, 2014
It is absolutely not unfounded speculation. I am not sure how you know so much about the building but I know first hand this to be untrue. I would like to ask how you know so much about the building and will be happy to disprove your information. The building is sound and has been helping the community for decades until the new mayor and his roadies decided that there might be a profit to be made from it. This was not the point of the argument anyway. The point is to show how unfit our officers in power are to run our city.

I am not sure if freebie was attempting to hoist up or put down Chief Brooks but again would be happy to content an argument when it is clearly made.

I am an individual who is in the mix and know first hand what is taking place and can not sit back and let it happen anymore with out attempting to right the ship. I see the corruption first hand, I see the greed first hand. These people are robbing the city blind and will leave nothing but bones because they do not care about the citizens. All they care about it leaving with a larger wallet than what they came in. And if the claims that have been made on this forum are true it is inappropriate to use an office to go from rags to riches. It is not a personal piggy bank, the money is for the people not your personal gain mayor, Mr. Brooks.

If things do not change and the peoples best interest start to be the priority these discussion will be send to every paper in a distance that matters as well as to Albany with the proof that I have acquired, that is plentiful. Starting with the Utica Community Food Bank Building and we all know that is just the tip of the iceberg.
gillio

Ithaca, NY

#10 Jan 31, 2014
Don't send any info to the OD or WKTV, they are in bed with the mayor and the city.
don

Syracuse, NY

#14 Feb 1, 2014
Dave wrote:
The mayor is a fraud, bully and only cares about himself. He kisses his on azz everyday. I know personally what he did to me. He uses all you think he does as smoke screens. He cares nothing about this city, fact. He came into office as a bum on welfare and food stamps. He drove a 20 year old car. He lived of his kids. Now he is robbing Utica blind and that is because most Uticans are poor and uneducated to understand. He is bad news.
You say "most Uticans are poor and uneducated" Where do you get that from, in a factual context, because those of us who are not uneducated take offense. And for the record, there are many of us educated folks out there who are from from poor but also far from whatever you may define as opposite of that. It's called an honest days work for an honest days pay.
player

Ithaca, NY

#15 Feb 2, 2014
And the mayor cares less about you.
sad failure in life

Utica, NY

#16 Feb 2, 2014
I think Concerned Citizen is a failure in life, has accomplished nothing and is just a dismal failure at everything and has to make up all of this nonsense! Please ring your little bell and ask your nurse for some meds, and ask her to bring you some word puzzle or coloring books so you will have something to do other than making up stories and masturbating into your little pillow.

“Sucking the life out of Utica!”

Level 1

Since: Dec 11

Utica, NY

#17 Feb 2, 2014
sad failure in life wrote:
I think Concerned Citizen is a failure in life, has accomplished nothing and is just a dismal failure at everything and has to make up all of this nonsense! Please ring your little bell and ask your nurse for some meds, and ask her to bring you some word puzzle or coloring books so you will have something to do other than making up stories and masturbating into your little pillow.
You tell 'em! We'll just keep n\the idiot rant until they get tired!
Former Utican

Richmond, KY

#20 Feb 2, 2014
Utica -Better By Denial wrote:
<quoted text>Jokes on you. The rest of us "think" truth must sting otherwise why the 7yo OOotican attempt at a reply? I mean cmon you're not even trying here.
Perhaps one day utica culture will evolve into that brave world of reality and "Denial" will stop being CNY folk's first grade first method of "confronting" a problem. The average utican welfare crony handout job people are still working on that whole "confronting" reality" thing. You mayor, and in fact just about anyone in city employ is afuckingasshole and most people just look at them as the washouts they are as soon as they state title!
Enjoy all that "Good Life" in Utica. Poor Ed should have been truthful and done Utica a favor by calling it like it is once- The "Goof Life". I'll never understand why people ask to get fcked and put up with NY mentalities. They just need to recognize they keep asking for it but they never will. Look at the OC Democrats in power for decades. And youfucking retards really have a hard time with understanding "Cause - Effect" yet don't you people? It's all but lost on you. Best thing is to A leave or B stfu and eat a bite obviously you made a choice there Skip!
Gotta say though watching the energy cny and OOoticas in particular expend on screaming, denying, smoke & mirrors and fantastic claims to mediocre fame is VERY entertaining it's a retard Vaudville act of phonies and desperadoes trying to affect the truth or lies posted. If you have more than 9 brain cells you not only see straight through it you start to get a grasp on the MOTIVATION behind it.
Maybe in another 4-5 years the AnalCretinTalker Homocopsual Public Servant Parasite class that can't help but wrangle attention for praise, overtime and "glory" whatever that's really supposed to be in Utican contexts[!].
Im out I'll check back for your screaming denials on top of denials mixed in with "meds" jokes cuz you're all so smart & creative. Or maybe a few racist buttlick posts under this screename is about the average upstate cny lowlife's top speed.
C yas! I'm sure now you hope the game gets blown up so I die today lol!
AIN'T gonna happen we gots us REAL, HONEST Police and FBI security in town here you Canucks.
Utica Glory Gurls race quips are not appreciated I know! This ain't "The Boilergasm"!
Beautiful! They'll try get this post deleted.

Level 6

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#21 Feb 3, 2014
Concerned Citizen wrote:
It is absolutely not unfounded speculation. I am not sure how you know so much about the building but I know first hand this to be untrue. I would like to ask how you know so much about the building and will be happy to disprove your information. The building is sound and has been helping the community for decades until the new mayor and his roadies decided that there might be a profit to be made from it. This was not the point of the argument anyway. The point is to show how unfit our officers in power are to run our city.
I am not sure if freebie was attempting to hoist up or put down Chief Brooks but again would be happy to content an argument when it is clearly made.
I am an individual who is in the mix and know first hand what is taking place and can not sit back and let it happen anymore with out attempting to right the ship. I see the corruption first hand, I see the greed first hand. These people are robbing the city blind and will leave nothing but bones because they do not care about the citizens. All they care about it leaving with a larger wallet than what they came in. And if the claims that have been made on this forum are true it is inappropriate to use an office to go from rags to riches. It is not a personal piggy bank, the money is for the people not your personal gain mayor, Mr. Brooks.
If things do not change and the peoples best interest start to be the priority these discussion will be send to every paper in a distance that matters as well as to Albany with the proof that I have acquired, that is plentiful. Starting with the Utica Community Food Bank Building and we all know that is just the tip of the iceberg.
If you know all this, why are you hiding behind a Topix screen-name. Why not send out a press release to the media and have a public meeting to present all your information. This is typical of Topix bullies. They make unfounded claims and promise to release the information "soon". If you want the backing of the honest citizens then you need to be honest and forthcoming yourself. Tell us who you are. Get your evidence together and release it to the media at a public forum. Go to a Common Council meeting and lay your proof in front of everyone. Don't hide behind a keyboard and pretend to be the savoir of the city. Run for office. Do something other than anonymously throwing unfounded accusations on Topix. Grow some balls or STFU.
Nope

Philadelphia, PA

#24 Feb 4, 2014
Utica -Better By Denial wrote:
<quoted text>truth is SCATHINGGGGG! As you can see, the feeble parasites DID get it deleted lol!
THIS is proof EXACTLY how petty and afraid of the truth being said.
Utica I hereby dub thee "PhoNYtown NY"!
Uticas ostrich mentality.
Oh Cliffy

Gouverneur, NY

#25 Feb 4, 2014
Nope wrote:
<quoted text>
Uticas ostrich mentality.
Lolololol! Ostrich!
Nope

Philadelphia, PA

#26 Feb 4, 2014
Oh Cliffy wrote:
<quoted text>
Lolololol! Ostrich!
Funny and sad isn't it?
Concerned Citizen

Springfield, NJ

#27 Feb 7, 2014
The problem with topix is everyone always seems to take everything so personal, instead of having the ability to have a rational conversation. Not the I feel I have to prove myself but I will anyway I have a dual BA and own three businesses in Utica and the Mohawk Valley. I do not want to get involved farther than attempting to awaken the public to what is occurring in THEIR city. It is not the mayor's or his inner circles city, it is ours. I did not insult anyone or call anyone names like you folks have done, and its fine I knew what this was going to turn into.

I have a packet with multiple evidence and research to prove my accusations ready to be sent to the media if I have to, but I would rather not. There will, of course, be individuals out there who won't believe what I say to be true but unfortunately it is. As I have stated previously I am witnesses to these greedy, self serving tactics first hand and it will not be a problem to bring it to light. I am hoping however that it does not have to come to that. I do not want to be in the middle of this and most definitely do not want to be put in the spot light over this. But as I have stated I will do it if nothing changes so I guess we will have to see how this unfolds. Then anyone who is interested in learning who I am will certainly do so.
Bill the kidder

Worcester, MA

#28 Feb 7, 2014
Corruption begets corruption. I am so sick and tired of these same guys who, out of the goodness of their hearts and live for the city, continually try to take advantage of the position they're in. Be it city government or worse- the all powerful poor me entity of the non profit. The preferred way for utica's finest and corrupt individuals to make a fast and dishonest buck. All under the guise of good. Check all HUD funded programming carefully.

Level 6

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#29 Feb 7, 2014
Concerned Citizen wrote:
The problem with topix is everyone always seems to take everything so personal, instead of having the ability to have a rational conversation. Not the I feel I have to prove myself but I will anyway I have a dual BA and own three businesses in Utica and the Mohawk Valley. I do not want to get involved farther than attempting to awaken the public to what is occurring in THEIR city. It is not the mayor's or his inner circles city, it is ours. I did not insult anyone or call anyone names like you folks have done, and its fine I knew what this was going to turn into.
I have a packet with multiple evidence and research to prove my accusations ready to be sent to the media if I have to, but I would rather not. There will, of course, be individuals out there who won't believe what I say to be true but unfortunately it is. As I have stated previously I am witnesses to these greedy, self serving tactics first hand and it will not be a problem to bring it to light. I am hoping however that it does not have to come to that. I do not want to be in the middle of this and most definitely do not want to be put in the spot light over this. But as I have stated I will do it if nothing changes so I guess we will have to see how this unfolds. Then anyone who is interested in learning who I am will certainly do so.
If you have such damning proof, what are you waiting for? You should know by now that nobody else is going to do your dirty work for you. Do I believe that you are sincere, absolutely not. If you were, why would you be posting on Topix? What would make you think that posting here would add any legitimacy to you claims. Topix is a cesspool of lies and slander. I would assume that someone with dual BA degrees, who owns three businesses, would know that. What exactly are you hoping will happen? Do you think people will resign in fear? Do you really think that the politicians will by saying to each other,“we better stop all our illegal activities because some anonymous guy on Topix is going to out us”?

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