What should have been done a year ago, or two years ago, or five years ago, is finally going to happen today at City Hall — and all of it behind closed doors. Public excluded.
First, the Mayor and City Council members on the Executive Employee Relations
Committee will meet to discuss reopening employee contracts in the face of bankruptcy unless drastic measures are taken.
Then, the full City Council will go into closed session to take up the same issue followed by the Mayor meeting in private with department heads to tell them to fire 1,000 or more worker bees, the youngest and lowest-paid city workers with less than five years of city service.
Afterward, you can be sure you’ll hear how all those officials are victims of the economic downturn and doing their darndest best to avoid bankruptcy for the city and provide the same great service to you, their wonderful constituents they always have.
They are lying. They have failed in their sworn duties and have never done anything that isn’t for their own advantage or the advantage of the special interests who put them into office.
Here’s my take last night on NBC’s “The Filter with Fred Roggin” which is being re-broadcast at 11:30 a.m. this morning on Channel 4: