When Mayor Joe Ganim and city bean counters crafted a budget in the spring that was eventually approved by the City Council for the spending year starting July 1 it assumed $4 million in union concessions. Mayor Joe’s an experienced negotiator, better than most sitting on the other side of the table. Okay, he told […]
Entries Tagged as 'David Dunn'
June 29th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council
June 1st, 2016 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, Firefighters, News and Events
Darrien Penix, president of the Firebird Society that fights for the rights of minority firefighters, uses Joe Ganim’s words on the campaign trail against him asserting the Fire Department looks “all white at the top,” a declaration the mayor made when challenging incumbent Bill Finch last year. Penix asserts nothing has changed in the six […]
March 9th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Retired African American city firefighters Donald Day and Ron Mackey, both of whom took on City Hall to increase the hiring of minorities and females in the department in the 1980s and 1990s, assert in this joint commentary the city’s testing policy has set back the demographic makeup of uniform services. Civil Service Personnel Director David […]
March 4th, 2016 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Captain Armando Perez, better known as AJ, is now Acting Police Chief Perez. Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday night in a packed City Council Chambers issued the oath of office to his friend who supported him during good times, bad times and now redemption times. The search for a permanent chief could take upwards of a […]
February 22nd, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events
The City Council’s Contracts Committee is scheduled to meet February 29, 5:30 p.m. in the Wheeler Room of City Hall to examine a pact with Joe Gaudett segueing from police chief to supervising a department as a contract worker. The three-year package is worth roughly $125,000 per year that also allows Gaudett to continue collecting […]
February 18th, 2016 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events
When the City Council votes on a pact with Joe Gaudett transitioning from police chief to supervising a department as a contract worker, it will be asked to approve a three-year package of roughly $125,000 a year that allows him to also access his $78,534 current annual city pension.
December 1st, 2015 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
In one of his final acts as mayor based on inaction by the City Council, Bill Finch authorized retroactive pay increases for dozens of discretionary appointees–about a dozen of whom received termination letters on Monday in anticipation of Joe Ganim’s arrival as mayor–that some outgoing city employees described as a nice departure bonus of more […]
December 17th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment
Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy takes a hose to city employees, he says, are moonlighting financially. Fardy commentary: Every time you think someone in the Finch administration can’t screw up any more than they already have … they up and surprise you again.