Another letter from a concerned citizen. He makes some very valid points and we all need to be considering the information. It's time to take the blinders off and open our eyes and get hip to "sophisticated corruption" being perpetrated against all U.S. Citizens and in this case residents of Deerfield Beach.
To the Commissioners and Media
Burgess Hanson, as I have indicated has not been totally honest with me. And yesterday after reading the observer and listening to Peggy Noland and his comments. I need not only our community to understand several points, but this applies to cities and towns all over the country.
We are in HARD economic times, and we have to make difficult decisions now. This past week we learned of 1,400 teachers in Broward loosing their jobs.
Do any of us have any idea what effect this will have on our schools AND CHILDREN? If I have to prioritize something, schools would be the last thing I cut? Living and working in Asia, I know the very last thing they cut back on is schools.
Here in Deerfield Beach, Burgess Hanson once advised me that his job is to recommend to the Commissioners on the direction to take regarding matters of the City in a responsible manner with out influence.
Folks, Burgess Hanson frankly speaking has not been upfront with me or any of you for that matter, I feel most recently that I was lied to and misled I believe this is very important FOR YOU ALL TO KNOW.
For nearly three years he has been our City Manager, he has made a lot of cuts, and those were to many INDIVIDUALS that have no other options. His wife still has a great job with the city.
In October of last year I sat with Burgess, Gantz and the finance Manager. And we discussed the fire department among other things, and what was being done with regard to getting them in order. Nothing that I know of has been done. Layoffs none - Cuts none. Joe Miller asked the Fire Department, for some empathy, as he put it - they could not care. Obviously those actions speak louder then their words.
CORRUPTION COMES IN MANY FORMS. FRANKLY SPEAKING WHAT IS BEING DONE HERE IS A FORM OF WHAT I TERM SOPHISTICATED CORRUPTION.
FURTHER THE COMMISSIONERS NEED TO STAND UP FOR THEIR PEOPLE AND DISTRICT 2 HAS EVERY RIGHT TO HAVE REPRESENTION. THE NEWSPAPERS NEED TO MAKE A STATEMENT HERE BY DOING THEIR INVESTIGATION, INSTEAD OF WHAT MANY OF US SEE AS A FORM OF MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT. ARE WE ALL FOOLS AND BOOKENDS
IN DEERFIELD BEACH IT IS A KNOWN FACT THAT WE THE PEOPLE NEED A STRONG EMS AND A LOT LESS FIRE. ALSO WE NOT ONLY NEED CONCESSIONS FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT BUT WE NEED LAYOFFS AND CUTS TO SALARY, PENSIONS AND THEIR BENEFITS. WE ALL KNOW THIS, BUT OUR COMMISSIONERS HAVE NOT TAKEN ACTION. THEY HAVE NOT DONE THEIR JOB.THEY ALL HAVE EXCUSES. BILL GANTZ WHO I ONCE THOUGHT WOULD NOT LET POLITICS GET IN THE WAY, HAS DECIDED NOT TO LOOK AT EVERY VIABLE OPTION, WHY? ARROGANCE MAYBE, IGNORANCE, ITS OBVIOUS HE FEELS THAT IF HE DOES THIS, HE WILL HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME RUNNING FOR MAYOR. AGAIN ARE WE FOOLS? WE TALK ABOUT THIS AMONG OURSELVES ALL THE TIME.
WHY DO I NOT INCLUDE THE MAYOR IN THESE EMAILS? MAYOR NOLAND IS SELF-SERVING!! WE ALL KNOW THIS! HER HUSBAND, SON, DAUGHTER ALSO WORK FOR THE CITY. ANYONE IN HIS OR HER RIGHT MIND SHOULD UNDERSTAND THIS. LOOK AT HER HISTORICAL ACTIONS. SHE IS DEFINITELY ONE THAT HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THIS SITUATION, BECAUSE IT SUITS HER NEEDS.
BURGESS HANSON HAS NOT DONE HIS JOB. HE AS WELL AS THE COMMISSION AS OF TODAY HAVE NONE NOTHING TO SPEAK OF WITH REGARD TO THIS ISSUE. BURGESS HANSON, OUR CITY MANAGER HAS NOT PUT TOGETHER ANY TOUGH OPTIONS WITH REGARD TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. WHY? WELL LOOK, HE IS MAKING MORE THEN DOUBLE OF WHAT HE USE TO GET PAID, SOME COULD ARGUE AS MUCH AS 3 TIMES OF WHAT HE USE TO GET PAID.
WE NEED TO MAKE HARD SERIOUS CUTS THAT SERVE THE PEOPLE AND NOT THE MAYOR, AND NOT THE COMMISSIONERS THAT POSSIBLY PLAN ON RUNNING FOR MAYOR AND MOST OF ALL WE NEED EITHER BURGESS HANSON TO ADDRESS ALL OPTIONS WITH TRANSPARENCY, OTHERWISE WE NEED TO FIND A NEW CITY MANAGER THAT CAN GET THE JOB DONE.
IF WE MADE THE NECESSARY DECISIONS THAT ARE DIFFICULT NOW. AS THE COUNTY HAS MADE WITH THE TEACHERS. THEN WE COULD WITH MY NUMBERS SHOULD SOMEONE PUT THEM TOGETHER, NOT ONLY DO AWAY WITH THE UTILITY TAX, BUT ALSO LOWER OUR MILLAGE RATE. HAD WE DONE THIS WE COULD HAVE SAVED A LOT OF MONEY WHICH WOULD MAKE IT EASIER ON THE PEOPLE OF DEERFIELD BEACH IN THESE TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES.
FOR A MAYOR THAT WAS ONCE A BEAUTICIAN TO INDICATE THAT SHE UNDERSTANDS OUR ECONOMIC NEEDS WHILE HAVING HER HUSBAND, SON AND DAUGHTER WORK FOR THE CITY, WITH KNOW CUTS IS TOTALLY SELF SERVING. ARE WE THAT FOOLISH?
WE ARE CUTTING AT THE COUNTY 1,400 TEACHERS – LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN – WE ARE CUTTING 1,400 TEACHERS AND THIS WAS NOT THE FIRST CUT, THERE HAS BEEN MORE AND MAY BE MORE.
WE NEED TO TAKE OUR CITY BACK AS NO ONE HAS STOOD UP TO MAYOR NOLAND OR THE COMMISSIONERS! WE NEED THIS ACTION TAKEN.
WE NEED TO SAY “NO MORE”
THIS WEEK YOU HAVE SEEN BY THE ACTIONS OF OUR COMMISSION, CITY MAYOR, CITY ATTORNEY AND CITY MANAGER, WHETHER IT IS LEGAL OR NOT THEY HAVE TAKEN ONE OF THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AWAY FROM THE CITIZENS OF DISTRICT 2. THEY KNOWINGLY DID THIS AND COULD NOT CARE ONE BIT. AS THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE A DEADLINE! THAT’S WHAT IT IS – A DEADLINE!! THEY ALL KNOW THE MORAL AND ETHICAL PRINCIPAL THAT WE ALL KNOW BUT THEY SIMPLY IGNORE IT.
THEY ARE ONLY WORRIED ABOUT CARRING OUT THE MAYORS WISHES. THE CITY MANAGER HAS NOT DONE HIS JOB, HE HAS NOT SHOWN US THE OPTIONS, AND NEITHER HAVE THE COMMISIONERS.
IT IS TIME FOR ALL OF US TO WRITE A LETTER TO THE STATE ATTORNEY AND ASK THEM TO ASSIST WITH PROTECTING WHAT WE THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE CHALLENGING, AND THAT IS THE RIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE OF DISTRICT 2 TO HAVE A VOICE.
FURTHER WE ALSO SHOULD WRITE ABOUT THIS SOPHISTICATED CORRUPTION GOING ON IN DEERFIELD BEACH.
WE NEED AS A COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER AND ALSO HAVE THE CITY MANAGER SHOW US A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ALL THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND EMS WITHOUT ANY FURTHER INFLUENCE FROM THE MAYOR, AS SHE IS SELF SERVING.
I ASK THAT THE SUNSENTINEL AND MIAMI HERALD, AS WELL AS ALL OF THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA CONSIDER PUTTING THIS IN THEIR EDITORIAL. OR ACTUALLY DOING A REAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT. WE NEED YOUR HELP AS WE DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY, OR INFLUENCE AND UNFORTUNATELY THAT IS HOW THINGS WORK IN THE US TODAY. ITS SAD BUT IT’S THE TRUTH.
AND THE TERM IS SOPHISTICATED CORRUPTION – AND IT IS AS CORRUPT AS ANY!