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Here’s The Scoop…LBTS Commission Meeting #1…10/28/08…Move Over Comm. Dodd…

MOVE TO THE BACK OF UNDER THE BUS….COMM. DODD…

Last summer Vice Mayor McIntee went to Tallahassee…to deal with an ethics hearing…previously posted…warning…sarcasm here….Jerry ….watching his friend Stu Dodd’s back…threw him under the bus ….when the Ethics Commission informed him ….he definitely had a conflict of interest in his position as Chair of the CIC and being a LBTS Commissioner….(along with being Deputy Chief of the VFD)….and “good guy” that he is…he decided he was not going to feel the heat…if there was any heat… on this one alone…so he pointed out to the commission…if he was in trouble…then so was Stu Dodd the current Chair of the CIC …WOW!…

BCbythesea…read the scoop category- train wreck /How the sausage was made… category posts…for details…Stu wanted to step down as he ran for Commissioner…but many including this writer begged him not to…because of McIntee … after the election in January…and taking the oath in Feb. Comm. Stu Dodd was still Chair…but the CIC was preparing for elections of new officers…and was essentially on hiatus…thus no Chair role …except to hand over the reins…and do some housecleaning ..he then stepped down……months later …and after the above action by McIntee…Stu followed through on a long held personal belief of conflict for himself…once elected……much to the disdain of many who supported him…with the backlash from Stu’s decision…still coming from the CIC today….

Well Comm. Dodd…guess you will now have plenty of company under that bus…for Vice Mayor/Training Officer…pseudo-beach hero McIntee…threw AMR under the bus last night….in his Commissioner comments…

Where was AMR? ..They should have been at the table …to respond to the events laid out last night by the real hero …(next post)….and those who witnessed Saturday’s beach emergency…including the assertions from McIntee that it was AMR who were responsible for any mess up with the oxygen…or lack there of…and any additional post water…distress the victim endured at the scene….

Comm. Silverstone …ever the McIntee backing pal…concurred….in his Commissioner comments…NICE!…

Lieutenant Brook Liddle….needs to do some fast P.R. and set the record straight…differentiate AMR from the VFD and especially McIntee…who may have caused further distress to the victim …as he himself required medical attention from the Captain of the AMR response team Kevin Padden……the same Kevin Padden that is listed in the Sept. VFD report as a Captain in the VFD….meaning the lead EMS responder took care of the VFD Training Officer…instead of the attending to the victim or overlooking his associates in her emergency care…

We hear McIntee was “playing up” his “heroic” save of the victim at both the VFD headquarters over the weekend and at the CIC Monday night meeting…so that self -back patting display might ring a little hollow to those who were there to hear him regale in his version of the event….especially after the actual accounts were front and center at the podium last night…(next post)…

In a previous post…this writer wrote that it was not heroic for McIntee to high- tail it to the beach from wherever he was…to save the day….

He made it loud and clear in this action….he said it loud and clear in his account last night…when he said he arrived in T-shirt and shorts…radio in hand…and reportedly in his own car….to get involved in the scene… He recounted from the podium….”he was beat.”..”struggling”… “the old fire horse kicked in”……. but surely he must have been breaking a slew of regulations…arriving in a private car…improperly attired…thus saying loud and clear to all …he is the leader…he is in charge….and he does not trust his VFD….on duty…to deal with 911 calls without him….

If we are to believe that the VFD …the VFD Beach Patrol…and AMR are qualified…then why would McIntee need to pull such a stunt?….It speaks volumes to what the problem is with the VFD….it’s McIntee…

You want to give the VFD a chance…Vice Mayor….walk away…and let them regroup….to stand up and show they are ready…without you…and without the well known threats…that if you walk…you will take down the VFD in the process….from the dais…

Note to VFD members…the Vice Mayor…does not have the votes or the backing on the dais to succeed ….in his threat…

Any doubts…you have…..Vice Mayor….that they cannot rise to the challenge…then resign from the Commission…and become the VFD Fire Chief….to run the department…..from out in front….instead of doing it de-facto….as you are today….

Who will be next to be thrown under the bus….the Town Manager?…more Commissioners?…the VFD?….there’s still plenty of room….it’s a very big bus!….

more to come….

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