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Here’s The Scoop #3…LBTS Commssion Meeting …VFD “Attacked”…11/10/08

WHO’S ATTACKING THE VFD?…

Everyone in the audience last night said the same thing…”who’s attacking the VFD”….as the men were brought in one by one by McIntee to “stack” public comments…at the podium…

We’ve seen this before…this writer has been part of this type of deflective theatrics in the past…..take your eye off the real problem… the real cause of concern… distrust…and disgust of McIntee himself…

But the second time is not “the charm”…it was met with a universal…both sides of the aisle… “not again”…his “threat” of next time around there will be 50 young men…if necessary…if these political “attacks” against the VFD continue…that too…. was to be expected…

We, the residents….are to forget about the highly inflammatory Pointu resignation letter…the questions on 10/25/08 near- drowning event at the beach…the VFD meeting minutes…showing questionable money matters…the denied response to public information requests….no medical exams completed…..old…un-followed… by-laws…questionable SOPs…the lack of accountability…especially the unbelievable double standard used for the BSO ..in cross examinations of the past by the Vice Mayor…and the new-McVFD…don’t ask…we will never tell of today…with sideshows of…”crying young men”…”low moral”…and tales VFD rescues of locked out residents…and overflowing toilets…told to appease the residents instead……WOW!

As Commissioner Clottey pointed out…less front and center this time around…it is a “certain individual” that is causing the “attacks”…..

That certain individual… VFD Training Officer McIntee…..the man who is shown in the VFD letter as acting in an extreme heightened manner ….much worse than we have witnessed when he is on the dais as the Vice Mayor…..

Wearing those “2 hats”…makes it not just a VFD “internal” problem…it makes it an LBTS voter problem…

Case in point …..the BSO report…previously posted….does not address him as VFD Training Officer McIntee..it addresses him as the Vice Mayor….in the news…anytime he is mentioned with the VFD…it is not VFD Training Officer McIntee …it is Vice Mayor McIntee…there-in lies the rub…which is of his own making….

Last night once more…Commissioner Comments…was he Vice Mayor McIntee or VFD Training Officer McIntee?…He was one and the same…no doubt…he made sure of that…as he always does…

No one wants to get rid of the VFD…only make sure it is not heading down the same path as before…due to the same overblown ego…and bending the rules….”cutting to the chase”…behavior

Sandra Day O’connor lives…in Commissioner Birute Clottey…she is the swing vote…the catalyst for where this goes or not…an oversight committee…or not…accountability…or not….

It is this writer’s opinion…if it she chooses…”or not”…no oversight…the emboldened status quo…will continue on….growing larger…still…until the next big bombshell ….that is surely on its way….

A lot for her to deal with…that’s a given…but deal with it….she must…since the Manager..choosing to ignore the 2004-16 ordinance in place providing her the authority….to do what is required… is “passing the buck” to Commissioner Clottey….and a single vote….

more to come….

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