Monday, October 11, 2010

Mayor Suttle Love Affair With Fire Union Continues

It appears that the incompetent, soon to-be-recalled mayor of Omaha, Jim Suttle still maintains his love and affection for the Omaha Fire Department.

If you recall the Omaha City Council recently passed an ordinance to repeal section 10-146 of the city statutes (privatization ODF). The repeal allows the Omaha Fire Department more opportunity to reduce costs and increase efficiencies (assuming it had a real manager and not a union thug union leader in a chief's uniform) . It gives them the same opportunities that EVERY OTHER CITY DEPARTMENT ALREADY HAS. The major change was that instead of requiring a super majority (5 of 7) of council members to approve privatization contracts, only a majority (4 of 7) is now required--same provisions all other departments work under. The thugs in the union and the leadership (can you say Mike McDonnell?) are afraid that the passage might allow privatization of such things as ambulance services, etc.

So, after the Omaha City Council repealed the provision, it was sent to the mayor for his signature. NOT SURPRISING, MAYOR SUTTLE SENT THE ORDINANCE BACK WITHOUT HIS SIGNATURE. WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT SUTTLE? HE IS STILL OWNED BY THE POLICE UNION AND A PAWN OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.!!!!!

By the way, over a year ago Mayor Suttle announced the 'deal of the century' and said the police and fire union contracts were imminent. It took a year to pass the police contract and we haven't heard a wit about the fire union contract. Could it be the mayor is afraid to move a fire union contract when he is up for recall? Perhaps the fire union folks ought to be asking what happens if there is no contract and a new mayor......

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