Some members turn blind eye on Pappalardo fee
By JOSH RESNEK
During these trying times there is always the hope that the city council will stand up and be counted when the mayor’s wastefulness, greed and his foolishness, go well beyond the boundaries of common sense.
Except for several councilors, most of those from the business private sector are afraid of the mayor, the way city employees are afraid of the mayor, the same way the mayor would like the Leader Herald to be afraid of him.
When the mayor informed the city council several weeks ago that the city will be paying his attorney $750 an hour to review what is written and spoken about him in the local press and on the Internet on social media, most members of the city council looked the other way.
Now, with the city laying off hundreds of employees to plug a debt hole that cannot be filled, residents, quite rightfully, are questioning why they, the taxpayers, should be paying the mayor’s self-generated legal bills.
The city council’s quiet about the matter is predictable. No one wants to get involved. No one wants to challenge the mayor.
The mayor is a Donald Trump clone the way he treats people. He is much worse the way he spends taxpayer dollars. He says one thing. He does another. What’s on his mind is himself.
Every councilor knows the city paying for the mayor’s legal representation is wrong, a total waste of taxpayer dollars when the ship is sinking but only three councilors will stand up and be counted: Fred Capone, Gerly Adrien, Mike McLaughlin.Continue reading City won’t stop $750 an hour pay for mayor’s legal tab