Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Send In The Clowns

Well its official now, Vernon vetoed the pay raise. Commissioner Ellis said he will ask Vernon to reconsider. Are kidding me? Vernon reconsider? Vernon already said in December he would not raise taxes. So the meeting in two (2) weeks is moot.
Vernon is showing his true colors now. He cares nothing about public safety or the citizens of DeKalb. He has taken one of the top police departments in the nation and driven it right into the ground.
But what about his Senate bid? That is a lost cause and he knows it. What does he have in his budget? Less than $250,000? The Democratic Party already said they are contributing a minimum about of funds to any Democratic Senate candidate in Georgia.
And why did Vernon have to make the veto such a big deal with cameras present?
Where is Bolton, on vacation?
The clowns have given the circus away!


Anonymous said...

"moot" NOT "mute"


Anonymous said...

The Burrell Ellis plan should have been vetoed by the CEO. If you were watching, he stated he would allow a tax increase because that was the public will. He asked Mr. Ellis if he would withdraw his substitute proposal and allow Mr. Johnson's to come for a thumbs up or down vote but Mr. Ellis declined.
The politics here are being played, at our expense, by Mr.Ellis. You can also count on another substitute bill being introduced next time to again delay a vote on Mr. Johnson's recommendation.
Mr. Ellis stated in this time of a recession that we had to tighten our belts. I would agree but want to ask this: In the past 10 years of prosperity, what was the Public Safety Department given? I believe we have recieved a total of 3% across the board raise in the last 10 years. However, our pension has gone up double that our Merit increases have been reduced to 2 or 3% on average.
I don't know when the political games will end but it is almost too late to save this place now. We have veteran officers leaving to go to the Sheriff's Department and other smaller agencies. When did you ever think you would see that? We can thank ALL of the County Commissioners for that.