So here we are, victims yet again of the ineptitude of our infamous and controversial mayor, Janice Daniels.
Once again, Troy is the laughingstock of news sources, print and television media and the social network around the nation.
Here is what I had to say to our Mayor, her fellow City Council members, the City Manager, City Attorney and administration of Leadership Troy:
Dear Council and Ms. Daniels,
Enough is enough.
Mayor's antics last Monday evening at the council meeting were quite
possibly the most reprehensible and clearly purposeful acts of
disrespect I've seen from an elected official in this city. Instead of
simply reading a proclamation in honor of the outstanding citizen of
Troy, Mayor Daniels chose to politicize a situation that is inherently
absent of political ideology. Instead of holding Mrs. Kerwin's lifetime
of service up for example, Ms. Daniels chose to make a laughingstock of
Mrs. Kerwin and the organization that chose to honor her. For years,
Leadership Troy has worked to promote what makes Troy great: service by
all for the one purpose of making this a city worth our residency. In
one moment of selfish partisanship, Ms. Daniels showed us she has no
concern for anyone but herself.
Her treatment of Mrs. Kerwin has once again propelled Troy into the
local and national spotlight. As a result, Janice Daniels has now
disrespected every resident of this city.
We can hardly afford one more black mark at the her hands.
Since the Mayor is clearly not self-aware enough to see how bad she
is for Troy, I encourage every council member, the City Administration
and the governing members of Leadership Troy to request her resignation
As of this evening, I've not had a response from anyone on council. However, Mr. Henderson had this to say today on his public Facebook site:
have.chosen not to johnny pile on anything the mayor does, there is no
shortage of groups ready willing and able to do that. let the recall run
its course and see where we are at"
And his assessment of the reaction from the crowd while the Mayor argued with Mrs. Kerwin:
comments about the rudeness ocurring in the back of the room is a
concern. you do realize thats a form of bullying and intimidation right?
i certainly cant imagine anyone condoning that. none of us were raised
by wolves, but many act like it. the kerwin presentation was odd, im
not sure where the information the mayor presented came from. i know
what i read. the whole evening was full of political manipulation on all
sides. and i was told this was an apolitical role."
Mr. Henderson is quite clear on
his stance regarding the Mayor and her probable recall: he will be
voting no, as he stated at the October 8th Council Meeting. So he won't criticize the MAYOR for what she does, but he WILL criticize those who reacted to her antics. I was there...those outbursts were SHOCK at what was happening. It was horrific. But Mr. Henderson calls it bullying.
Have you had enough of this yet? If so, you can do two very helpful things:
1. Write the council yourself and encourage them to demand her resignation.
2. VOTE YES TO RECALL JANICE DANIELS on November 6, 2012.