Monday, March 2, 2015

Politics as Usual in West Bloomfield, i.e. the Crazies are Running the Show

The blog post copied below was posted last month on a blog run by someone nobody knows because there is no info anywhere about the person.  I do not always agree with the blogger, but in this case I do.

While I have tried to stay away from politics here, I have been so upset the last few weeks what with phone calls, emails, and drop-in visits by folks that I feel I have to say something.

We have, IMO, a megalomaniac in office in our Township.  Unfortunately, she is the person running the meetings and so folks who agree with her can ramble on and on and those who oppose her are gaveled down.  I have decided not to waste my time showing up tonight at the meeting which will probably be another 'train-wreck' (as someone described the last meeting).

After watching her from the sidelines for the last six years, I see her as a trouble-maker who tries her best to stir things up to make herself look like a poor victim and then use it to her personal political advantage.  This is pure ugliness and politics at its worse.

To those who are leading yet another recall campaign against Board members who are looking out for the majority of voters and the welfare of the Township, let me say this:

You cannot recall someone for fulfilling their statutory duties.  State law empowers the Township Board with the responsibility to hire assessors.  Right, the Township Board, NOT the Supervisor, who, by the way, is NOT the CEO nor is she like a  'Mayor'.  (Maybe you should all take a civics class.)

Since the current assessor had given a notice of intent to retire, it was their RESPONSIBILITY under the law to seek alternatives.  Funny how the assessor gets up after the motion was made and says if they are looking elsewhere she is not going to retire.  How crazy is that???

And just when I think things can't get any worse.  How will all the bad publicity affect our property values?  Not for the better I think.  Nice going Michele.

Anyway, here is the post from January back when all this nonsense started:

Crackpot's Politics, Not Racism Reign at Town Hall


Well, the West Bloomfield Township Supervisor is telling us the Township Board is opposed to her appointments based on race.  This is somewhat astonishing given her first acts as Township Supervisor was to try to allow the former Police Chief the right to appoint the Police Officer of his choice despite where the applicant may have placed on qualification exams.  The Department only had two black Officers at the time.  She also approved the hiring of an employee who finished last (of over 40 applicants) in a clerical qualification test.   Of course, in both cases, there were political connections.  Now, the Township Supervisor has charged the Township Board with racial bias in questioning her appointment of Deputy Supervisor and appointments to other Commissions of the Township. While achieving diversity in appointments is an important goal, one questions why so many persons of a certain ethnic heritage have been selected by this Supervisor.  One only need to look at her last campaign report to see where the money came from to figure out why.  Her criticism of the board is based on political support, not race.  She is upset that the Board was concerned about the high starting pay for her most recent appointment of Deputy Supervisor.  But, isn't it odd, she didn't have any problem voting to cut the pay of the Clerk's and the Treasurer's Deputies.

This is pure politics, not race.
But, we shouldn't be surprised by this continuing campaign of misdirection by this politician.  Just last month she claimed that the biggest public safety threat in the Township was the radiation from radio read water meters.  Apparently, she hasn't noticed Town Hall is between two of the highest, most powerful sources of radiation in the Township, the huge cell tower on the hill behind Town Hall as well as the Police Communications tower.  Maybe she is hearing voices telling her there is racism at Town Hall.  You can be sure she will be coming up with some crackpot theory to explain why she continually has difficulty managing her job as Supervisor of West Bloomfield Township.

And while I don't normally copy someone else's post, this blogger has copied mine so now we are even.  I would just really like to know who they are.

5 comments:

  1. Always appreciate your opinion on what is going on.
    What took you so long?

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    1. I like to keep my blood pressure low. I had thought of staring a political blog last year. I may just do that before next year's election.

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  2. Not much I can say, not something I know about.

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  3. Oh boy you have a little Napoleon (no pun intended) on your hands. It is a shame when someone who has such insecurity but has such a love of power gets a position where they can wield their ego with such gusto. One day she may topple and that will be good. Many probably don't like to rock the boat so most say nothing-just as bad as the yes people she surrounds herself with

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