Hey Palmieri, the PBA has gotcha.

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Kelly

Utica, NY

#1 Mar 22, 2013
Sorry bud, but you going down, way down. The PBA has caught on to all your lies buddy. You and Utica are history, and get rid of the city owned car, now.
Pete

Utica, NY

#2 Mar 23, 2013
What a scum bag.
Pay Up

Utica, NY

#3 Mar 23, 2013
WRONG! The PBA got the Utica taxpayers.
taxpayer

Utica, NY

#4 Mar 23, 2013
DPW take hope truck. Letter sent to mayer last week. Still happening. Always a PU or small dump truck at this address given to mayor. Why doesn't it get dealt with. Address only approx 1 mile from DPW garage. Person clearly taking vehicle home.
Mayor

United States

#5 Mar 23, 2013
UPD is taking the City and taxpayers DOWN and they are so arrogant they go on topix and beag about it. When you see a member of UPD just give them all your money because they will not be happy until they bankrupt the City and the taxpayers.
GhostOfHanna

Westborough, MA

#6 Mar 23, 2013
The city doesn't need all of those officers, get rid of the Chief and the Deputy Chief! The Mayor and his son in laws are running it anyways, why do they need Chiefs.
Outsource them ALL

Anonymous Proxy

#7 Mar 23, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/business/20 ...
By DAVID STREITFELD
While many communities are fearfully contemplating extensive cuts, Maywood says it is the first city in the nation in the current downturn to take an ax to everyone.
The school crossing guards were let go. Parking enforcement was contracted out, City Hall workers dismissed, street maintenance workers made redundant. The public safety duties of the Police Department were handed over to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
At first, people in this poor, long-troubled and heavily Hispanic city southeast of Los Angeles braced for anarchy.
Senior citizens were afraid they would be assaulted as they walked down the street. Parents worried the parks would be shut and their children would have nowhere to safely play. Landlords said their tenants had begun suggesting that without city-run services they would no longer feel obliged to pay rent.
The apocalypse never arrived. In fact, it seems this city was so bad at being a city that outsourcing — so far, at least — is being viewed as an act of municipal genius.
“We don’t want to be the model for other cities to lay off their employees,” said Magdalena Prado, a spokeswoman for the city who works on contract.“But our residents have been somewhat pleased.”
That includes Mayor Ana Rosa Rizo, who was gratified to see her husband get a parking ticket on July 1, hours after the Police Department had been disbanded. The ticket was issued by enforcement clerks for the neighboring city of Bell, which is being paid about $50,000 a month by Maywood to perform various services.
Maywood, which covers slightly more than one square mile, is one of the most densely populated cities in the country. The official population of 30,000 is believed to considerably understate the actual total of about 50,000.
It has some of the ills that plague other cities. Property taxes, a primary source of revenue, have declined to $900,000 from $1.2 million in 2007. Sales taxes have also dropped. But Maywood’s biggest problem by far has been its police department.
There are $19 million in claims pending against the police, which made it effectively impossible for the city to get insurance for any of its employees. If Maywood did not dismiss the municipal work force, officials said, bankruptcy would have been the only option. The total number of laid-off employees, including those in the Police Department, was about 60, city officials said.
The budget for the Police Department last year was nearly $8 million, more than half of Maywood’s revenues. The contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will cost about half of that. Insurance premiums for the city have fallen to $200,000 from $1 million.
The deputies have already engendered good will, Councilman Aguirre said, by cracking down on a local hotel that was a haven for prostitution.
And others said they have seen an increased police presence in the last few weeks.“The deputies are there right away,” said Maria Mendez, who has lived in Maywood for most of her 73 years.“Before you used to wait and wait for the police.”
One reason for the general enthusiasm might lie in the fact that many of the nonpolice workers have been rehired on contract, so in some cases the faces encountered by the public remain the same. In other words, no one has noticed much going wrong because there was not much to notice in the first place.
The five crossing guards, for instance, are doing the same work but are paid by a security company.
“Remember the Soviet Union?” said Hector Alvarado, who heads a civic advocacy group.“They had a lot of bureaucracy, and they lost. Maywood was like that. Now people know if they don’t work, they will be laid off. Much better this way.”
Louie

Columbus, OH

#9 Mar 23, 2013
Did the city look into out sourcing? Or is the common council are too stupid to do that
Whitesboro Trash

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Mar 24, 2013
Louie wrote:
Did the city look into out sourcing? Or is the common council are too stupid to do that
The Mayor needs to understand, he can still give his friends jobs as contractors.
nice

Utica, NY

#11 Mar 24, 2013
how about all the free items they get at gas stations ... i see them get coffee for free and snacks ... could you imagine the savings right there ? how much money does the average american spend on just coffee ...they cry about show up pay,,,,
Community Relations

Utica, NY

#12 Mar 24, 2013
I love getting my coffee and walking right out the door while you wait in line, the best is when someone tells the cashier that they will pay for my coffee and the cashier says "they get it for free" LOL!
nice

Utica, NY

#13 Mar 24, 2013
Community Relations wrote:
I love getting my coffee and walking right out the door while you wait in line, the best is when someone tells the cashier that they will pay for my coffee and the cashier says "they get it for free" LOL!
haha wow what a stupid worker
Dave Roefaro

New York, NY

#14 Mar 25, 2013
Some Cities Consider Outsourcing Services As A Means To Balance Budgets

http://ascjportfolios.org/mmm/...
Upd

Columbus, OH

#16 Apr 1, 2013
Kelly wrote:
Sorry bud, but you going down, way down. The PBA has caught on to all your lies buddy. You and Utica are history, and get rid of the city owned car, now.
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