There needs to be a general review of how municipalities employ attorneys. Looking at Dunkirk and the former attorney Bolender in Forestville - there seems to be a common thread with their schemes to fleece these municipalities. Why isn't the State Comptroller doing his job to audit and investigate these entities?
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Is the city of dunkirk getting anything from its elected officials...no development downtown or on the harborfront...rampant crime...or so the Observer makes it appear that crime is rampant...a dilapidated housing stock..crumbling infrastructure...yeah were getting what we paid for all of them.
Fredonia where did you get the information that the city attorney is a part time position? If in fact it is part time then the city should not be giving him a benefits package. Should they? I thought not. So please get the fact right before taking sides. Check back to the Kesicki administration and see exactly what the city attorney did.
but hadenough; you have to remember that with out B.S. the grass don't grow and the wheel of justice never turn, and being a former elected official City Attorney by nature is prone to B.S.'s it's in his D.N.A.
Stan. Glad to hear you make six figures. But I will bet that you work for your money and if employed by a firm don't do private work on the companies time. And I will also bet you do not walk the halls B Sing with other attorneys and the janitor. Also know that this was a political appointment and prior to this term the attorney was making $45,000 per year.
I make six figures and I work in the legal department for for an organization... you are getting a deal.
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they should get a better attorney than him,he is a joke.
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mayor and council believe "money" grows on trees and city must have a "magic forest" some where over the rainbow, or in their "warped dream world"
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with inflation what it is 75 k doesn't buy what it used to neither does 22 million,
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Probably not. Nothing personal here because I happen to like the individual but keep in mind that the attorney is a DEMOCRAT appointed by a DEMOCRATIC MAYOR, a political appointment, serving in what historically has been a part time position at a much lower cost to taxpayers. In all fairness the subject position is one of many abusive expenses imposed by leaders with no sense of responsibility or allegiance to city taxpayers.
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where does the city get its money from?
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Fredonia. It was a part time position under the previous admin. The position is now full time and doing private work on city time amounts to stealing. And if the Mayor is aware of this he is just as guilty.
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"connected people" have "connected rules" been that way from the alpha and will continue through the omega
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doing the right think, never has and never will be a motto of this city's elected, past, present or future, and speaking of right does anyone still believe the PSC will do the right thing, or will they do the political thing, our money is on the second option
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The city attorney is a part time position. He/she can legally conduct a private practice at the same time.
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eliminate office and outsource
Stan. Higher ethics for an attorney? Ok I can see that but how does an attorney making $75,000 per year which comes out to $6.25 for every man woman and child in Dunkirk be working in private practice on city time. Doesn't sound very ethical to this reader. OH and the definition of ethics is: do the right thing. If this is right then what is wrong?
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75K for an attorney is cheap. There are higher ethics for attorneys than what hadenough is indicating.
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responses to city hall poll question's will be filed as always in the "circular file cabinet" next
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If the city attorney is running a private business on city time ang getting paid for it he should be charged with theft. If the mayor is aware of this the mayor should step down. Taxpayers are getting tired of being ripped off now it public information let's see what happens. $75,000 for an attorney who walks the halls of city hall and works on petty business while farming out the cases he should be working on to a contracted source is sickening.
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