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Saturday, September 03, 2016

Pension Scheme Surrounding Temp Mayor of Aurora

An open letter to the Aurora City Council:

As corrupt Tom Weisner quits and a federal criminal investigation dangles over his head (and others), we are excited about the potential to save our city from the past decade of destruction.

There is now an opportunity for the city council to finally do what it should have done all along, protect taxpayers and put public policies that fix the mess instead of rubber stamping the wild spending, corruption, tax increases, appointments of incompetent people to key positions (i.e. Kristen Ziman, Alayne Weingartz, etc) and watching our city decline in the process.

For years, when anyone would raise the issue of the pension liability boiling in Aurora, Bob O'Connor would shift blame to the state for "forcing us" to support luxury pensions without a way to fund it.

Now, as he schemes to become the temp mayor after failing to protect taxpayers as chair of the finance committee, we've learned Bob O'Connor not only wants to exploit taxpayers with the mayor's salary but use the temporary gig to boost his pension far higher than it ever would have been or deserves.

The simple and most basic requirement for anyone to take the temp gig is to agree in writing not take any additional salary or pension beyond what one gets as an alderman.

It's not fair to taxpayers and it's not fair to the rest of the city council, all who are no worse than Bob O'Connor and some, who are far better choices.

With Tom quitting, this is not the time to keep screwing taxpayers further.

Instead, this is the time to show this city council was smarter than Tom and will make sure this situation isn't an opportunity to be exploited.

And, if we simply need a temporary mayor, we like the suggestion to might as well give it Carie Ergo, even if her primary skill is lying.

She already makes a massive salary and runs the mayor's office so no big change and no cost increase to taxpayers.

Or, if you want a temporary mayor that would come and clean up the huge mess for six months, former city council members Rick Lawrence and Chris Beykirch are experienced, understand the issues inside and out and would make it far easier to address the many problems created and left by quitting Tom.

Does anyone believe Bob O'Connor would fix any of the mess he helped create? Yeah, we didn't think so either.

Instead, we suggest if Bob O'Connor really cares about this city, he would step down as Alderman-at-Large and exit with Tom.

Maybe Rick or Chris would be willing to step in since they know what it's like to be an alderman and not just walk around with a title.

It's time to start figuring out how to save our city now, not six months later.

And, given the investigations, don't say we didn't warn you everyone is watching. Curious to know which current city council members are on the list?

Might not be a good idea to make someone a temp mayor who could be joining Tom. Just saying.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rick if you know so much about the city council then you would know you Rick Lawrence could never be the mayor you clown it has to be from the current city council.

Anonymous said...

4:44 - hey faggot, why don;t you just drop to your knees,unzip Rick's pants and get it over. It is obvious you are hot for the guy - you fuckin' queer.

Anonymous said...

Now Now boys, Aurora is a sanctuary city for all of Americas unwanted

Anonymous said...

If Tom has controlled the majority of the city council for years then how can they be smarter than him?

Anonymous said...

Did Jim Pilmer hire his son on the Park District Police Force?

Anonymous said...

They all hire each other and their families

Anonymous said...

And then ask the unquestioning public to vote for a referendum

Anonymous said...

Did the kid get hired?

Anonymous said...

They all get hired read old blogs about all the deleones at the police and the groomes tunnies and kjendalls and a lot I forgot

Anonymous said...

Had to laugh at that survey that ranked Aurora as the 7th best big city in which to raise a family. It is if you are an executive working at the City or the Park District and can hire your kids and family. The survey must have been limited to public executives.

Anonymous said...

I just read the paper Shodeen is building big time in downtown Batavia. Is the economy better north of here. They deserted Aurora after giving Weisner his kickback money.

Anonymous said...

But we've got tall weeds, ugly pits and piles of nasty dirt here in Aurora. Splendid!

Anonymous said...

And we take in all the other cities unwanted, so those cities can prosper. Now we will get subsidized apartments in the old Carsons building supposedly for starving artists or more likely refugees or Chicago gang members.

Anonymous said...

I remember that Lawrence guy, don't what ever happened to him. But I think he would be a good choice because I remember him standing up against the machine. They would be foolish to pick anyone else.

Anonymous said...

Rick was like Aurora's version of Trump. Honest and trying to break the political patronage, kickback, nepotism machine.

Anonymous said...

Did you see that construction started on that million $ building across from City Hall?

Anonymous said...

Yep new welcome center for refugees

Anonymous said...

Lawrence and Trump! Ha you are totally right- Lawrence is a hot air bag with bad hair who only spews hatred and lies on this blog with his buddy Akeif!

Anonymous said...

It is Akif.

Anonymous said...

You people in Aurora are idiots. You have Syrian throat slitters arriving and your idiot neighbors are putting out signs that announce:

We Are Not Afraid.

What amazes me is none of their homes have been vandalized, you do not stand up to them, it is your children that are going to to pay the price as you daughters are raped and you sons murdered. Do you think the idiots in your churches who engineered this are going to protect you? You are idiots.

Anonymous said...

It is a shame the city of Aurora has become such a rotten place. At least the good news is that when Trump becomes President, he will kick out the illegals, the gang-bangers, the drug dealers and the refugees.

Anonymous said...

Who the hell is this Akief?

Aurora is a real shithole and is not ever going to be nice. Shodeen was smart not to keep his name associated with a scum pit.

Anonymous said...

It is a shame the city of Aurora has become such a rotten place. At least the good news is that when Trump becomes President, he will kick out the illegals, the gang-bangers, the drug dealers and the refugees.

And that will leave what 12 people left in Aurora?