Friday, October 17, 2014

Should Lovely Warren be recalled?

Lovely Warren is the mayor of Rochester, and her term can generously be referred to as rocky.  So far she is barren in accomplishments, yet bountiful with patronage.  Just this week, the board she appointed anointed her supporter Adam McFadden as head of the RHA.  He has no experience in housing or running a business that big.  He now takes over a 62 million dollar business with over 180 employees.  Since McFadden got his job via Patronage how many other jobs at the RHA will go to patronage.  Will he hire based on who you know whether then what you know?  Why was no reason given for Castro's dismissal.  This is maneuver reeks of illegality and demands an independent investigation to see if laws were broken.

Then later this week she altered the route of the St Patrick's day parade because of safety.  By this logic should not the Puerto Rico festival be cancelled because of safety.  This change only hurts the business owners (aka the only thing keeping Rochester up and running).  This has angered the community and further ostracized the mayor from anyone but her core supporters.

But there is opening now, you could probably get enough signatures at this time to recall her.  Just place petitions at local bars as well as at RHA housing developments.  I would be willing to bet there is a groundswell that getting the allotted signatures to recall the mayor would not be that difficult.  Who would be the alternative, How about Alex Castro?  Maybe Richards again? Heck even my pet cat Grace could do a better job.  As Rochester and Lovely Warren continue to follow the Detroit blueprint to irrelevancy.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Where is the outrage over Amy Menz's hit and run

Just three weeks ago the Rochester community came together when officer Pierson was killed in the lined of duty.  There were televised funeral services, funds raised for the family.  Condemnation of the assailant.  Two years before that fire fighters were killed, services from all around.  A Fairport teacher was killed in a drunk driving accident, there is a memorial run, the coverage of the funeral was a huge deal.

Amy Menz was killed in a hit and run after leaving her mother's house Saturday Night, she was a mother.  The assailants pulled over and then drove off.  Where are the cries of outrage, why is nobody raising money for a reward.  Perhaps, the people who committed the hit and run were not in the wrong, maybe Menz walked into traffic.  However, the assailants driving away seems to impune their motives and gives us a good idea they were at fault.  Additionally, since it was Friday Night it is safe to assume these drives may have been drinking.

But there has been no wall to wall coverage on Lonsberry, Why is that?  A young mother is dead, her murderers are at large and Rochester is indifferent.  Perhaps, if she was a cop or firefighter, since this area only seems to care about overpaid civil servants.  I bet if there was a description of the drivers and it was black, Rochester would be inspired to find her killers.  This community must bring Amy Menz's killers to justice.