Friday, December 27, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Generally, it’s not huge news, but the political intrigue behind the picks this year can’t be ignored. Ken Crowe, of the TU, did a pretty good job addressing it in a straight up news story but since I have the luxury of expressing opinion as well as reporting news, I will expound on Crowe’s astute observations.
For starters, two Republican councilmen were given committees to chair – Jim Gordon, R-District 1, who was elected in November, will chair the Law Committee and Dean Bodnar, R-District 3, who will enter his third term, will chair the Planning Committee.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Gary earlier today around 11AM, very rudely, hung up the phone on me after my 5th or 6th attempt to meet up with him and discuss the transition of the council.
His behavior was and is bizarre, unprofessional, discourteous, and dis-respectful. Despite what he may believe, I have never disrespected him in that or any manner.
I am continually shocked by the manner in which some he behaves.
I am not Lynn, and I don't wish to be compared to Lynn. I clearly indicated to him before him hung up on me that I am trying to meet with each councilperson in person (as was done 2 years ago) and we would have our caucus meeting after. Probably this week.
I specifically had wished to discuss his committee preferences and also have a serious conversation about the perceived slight that I am told that he has felt from me 2 years ago surrounding the courthouse and the pro-tempore vote. I had wanted to discuss that with him in person and clarify and apologize for my insensitivity. Since we are not meeting, I guess he will not receive my apology for that behavior.
However, it is clear, that he is unwilling to meet me, and discuss things. He has also not responded to my request for committee preferences. I had assumed that he would have wished to continue as Parks and Rec chair.
I am not giving him a chair.
I have just spoken to Cheryl Christiansen about her proposed appointment and confirmed that Gary's behavior will not and does not reflect on her. She said that she doesn't share his views on things, and is happy to be professional and keep the affairs separate.
I have a call and an email into Jack McCann regarding both this and Lynn's behaviors and attitudes, I will insist that he publicly support me and my position.
Let me be very clear, I am not happy with our phone call, and I will not be treated or addressed in that manner.
This boat has sailed, I am not trying to fix issues that aren't my doing or responsibility.
I am going to be making some very hard, serious, and possibly controversial decisions in the following days concerning all of these appointments. I absolutely need YOUR support and confidence.
I am not his boy, or the house nigger.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
|Walking to Church|
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
(Since posting this, multiple sources have told me Internal Affairs records were seized by the FBI.)
Also, according to the TU, the FBI agent met with Buchanan and Capt. John Cooney as well as Tedesco. I may have gotten that information too, but The Record kept my Rolodex.
use it knew it would shake up the department, used its considerable political influence to get those who can do something about to do something about it and ultimately want control of the department back.
However, Galuski also has a job at the Board of Elections, which is still controlled by Wade so, in short, I would not want to be Galuski the next time both sides want his vote on something.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
In addition, Tedesco is threatening to sue the city claiming his constitutional rights were violated by the city imposed gag order and for curtailing of his power and duties. I think everyone hoped Tedesco would just throw up his hands and retire, but obviously that’s not happening anytime soon.