Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In what sure is the beginning of a trend...

The city loses the first set of lawsuits from its various labor unions.  This shows that the city's unilateral decisions, in this case to rescind benefits, don't hold up in a court of law.  Money that was "saved" in the FY2009-2010 budget will now have to be applied and then some to the current FY2010-2011 budget.  So much for the city thinking that it is above the law.

Click here for the order.  Click here for another take on the matter.

6 comments:

Mary Lindsey said...

Thank you Wes. You are very kind to offer the link to the panda papers.
Mary

Anonymous said...

Some more solid work by our City Manager and the Three Blind Mice on the Commission. We haven't reach the height of stupidity yet and there work isn't done yet they haven't completely tanked the CIty. But with there lack of vision and backbone I am sure it won't be long. Don't worry people at this rate we will never be another Delray, God help us if we ever become that (Successful)!

Anonymous said...

When I was told that she had found a way around our contractual obligations to our employees. My first question was what if she is wrong? Receiving no answer. I watched while she presented assumption after assumption to our
commissioners.The only commissioner that had enough business sense to question her was Commissioner Maxwell and he was laugh at.
Our city manager has so abused her position, it is difficult to watch.
First she fired almost all of the management staff, convincing our loyal commissioners that they were all unprofessional.Then she did not budget for the Charter mandated
Internal Auditor. Then she attacked
The county over a water contract. If I hear one more time how she saved us money I will scream, lets add in the 750000 gallons of water per day we must buy every day for the next 3 years at a hugely inflated rate over the contractual amount and it cost us plenty. She then refused to negotiate with our partners in the sewer lift station. She then attacked the unions. Then attacked the fire department, the chief in particular. You will hear her say she has cut the budget of every department. Untrue the administration budget has grown. New positions have been created in fact brand new departments have been created,OMB. I could go on and on but why? The people who see it, posts on these blogs. the people who vote never know whats going on.

Anonymous said...

LOL. I love it. This is the result of Stanton pushing the commission to hire a city attorney who kisses her ass instead of being a decent attorney. I hope they have bankruptcy counsel on speed dial, because this is what they are going to need after Elaine is finally fired.

Steve said...

Looks like the 2nd one was another win for the Union & City employees!

Anonymous said...

LOL. I love it. This is what happens when the City Manager pushes the commission to hire a city attorney whose only interest is to kiss the city manager's ass and who couldn't litigate her way out of a paper bag. Hope the city has bankruptcy counsel on speed dial because they will need it after Elaine is finished with them.