There isn’t a homeowner in the city or an apartment dweller who isn’t inconvenienced in their lives by the over-development now taking place in every neighborhood in the city.
Capone spoke about this during a campaign rally Saturday.
He said the over-development needs to be controlled.
He is spot on about this.
If it cannot be controlled, then it needs to be guided by the mayor, or better yet, by someone interested in the well-being and the future of the city rather than an elected public official looking for quid pro quos at every corner, and on every street from developers looking to make a buck off the back of the city and its quality of life.
Since Carlo DeMaria became the mayor, city hall employees have been required to hold signs for him, to wear his bumper stickers on their automobile biles, to plant his signs in front of their homes, and to make contributions once or twice a year.
To keep the mayor from firing them, demoting them, castigating them, and making their work lives miserable.
If you don’t work at Everett City Hall it is difficult to imagine the requirements that must be met to keep the may- or from taking their jobs away from them and ruining their lives.
City hall employees have already received their marching orders.
When they are ordered to hold signs, there is no way out.
Doesn’t matter if you have something to do with your kids or your parents, or a summer activity, you must show up to hold a sign or go door to door handing out literature or you could be fired or disciplined.
This is a way of life that has come to pass here that is not just against all the rules of civility but is against the law.
Donating to the mayor’s campaigns because you hold a city job is a requirement here. It has been for 14 years.
Senator Sal DiDomenico has been chosen by the National Council of State Governments to serve on their 2021-22 Healthy States National Task Force. This is a bipartisan group of state leaders from all three branches of government tasked with providing resources and recommendations for state governments on how to best address current state challenges, including those resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Members include State Senators, State Representatives, Lieutenant Governors, Secretaries of State, and Judges from throughout the United States and U.S. Territories. The National Task Force will focus on four key policy areas during this two- year process to provide states a holistic policy strategy for their shared challenges.