Video below: A citizen addresses the administration and council regarding the apparent forthcoming reduction in safety forces. Once again, the taxpayers are the last to know. Amazingly, city officials do not offer the courtesy of a reply to the woman who brings her concerns to them.
At the very end of the meeting during a cryptic and evasive statement about the upcoming budget hearings, Council President David Miller tiptoes around the topic of layoffs. Note his attempt to blame others in
Safety Committee Chairperson, Councilwoman Ruth Gray announces that she wants a public hearing to disseminate information about the ramifications of police and fire layoffs and to obtain community input for council consideration. Unfortunately for the citizens, that meeting wasn’t scheduled until after the budget hearings.
The mayor makes only a fleeting comment about cutbacks in the police and finance departments before jovial banter begins about her vacation next week. Facing the possible layoffs of police and fire department employees, Welo is vacationing in Arizona during the budget hearings and declares herself, “Gettin’ out of Dodge for a week.”
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Video below: A well informed citizen gives a detailed explanation of what city officials did with with the money obtained after the voters approved a tax increase in 2005.
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2003-2009 SALARY ORDINANCES.
Video below: June 28, 2010 - Mayor Georgine Welo states that in lieu of reducing her salary mid-term, which is not permitted by law, “…I’m using furlough days, I’ve written checks for different bills and things like that…”
Apparently Mayor Welo’s statement about wanting to lower her salary was disingenuous. (video below) The new mayoral term began on January 1, 2012. There was no legislation introduced to lower the mayor’s salary.
Where is a current Salary Ordinance reflecting Administrative pay reductions? The last Salary Ordinance was passed in 2009. Why is that?
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Below: Article published February 28, 2013 - Sun Messenger - click on the following link to view the below article at the Cleveland.com website which includes their reader's comments.
Below: Article published by the Sun Messenger on March 06, 2013. Please click on the link to view on the Cleveland.com website:
South Euclid City Council committee will discuss possible cuts in safety forces
Public meeting Monday, March 18, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. Council Chambers 2nd floor.
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