Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year from 2018 Mayor-Elect Joe Viglione, Editor, Medford Info

893,914 @ 6:02 pm December 31, 2016

Greetings my fellow Medford Residents:

As your Mayor I intend to take a 50% cut in salary for mayor and challenge every single candidate in 2017 running for the corner office to do the same.

We are going to hire the VERY BEST TALENT to run city hall, and we are going to review every paycheck to government employees to give some relief to the taxpayers of our city.  The vacation spree that one city hall employee allegedly took - in alleged violation of city council rules - will become a thing of the past.  Stephanie Burke's "system" gifts her hack friends with lots of money they have not earned, nor do they have the qualifications to take. That will end and an investigation into their antics will be initiated.

Here are some of the topics I will address in my first One Hundred Days in Office:

---Repairing our roads
---addressing water and sewer infrastructure in a way that gets results quickly and efficiently
---Charter Review and Charter CHANGE
---Term Limits something Muccini-Burke has stated, on record, that she is opposed to. What a huge red flag on Stephanie Muccini-Burke 
Chief Gilberti and his excellent staff will be given ALL the resources that we can muster to ensure that they have the most efficient and up to date tools to keep our city and its residents safe.

Public Safety First.
Police Chief Leo A. Sacco, Jr. will be relieved of his duties.

A respected outside agency will be hired to thoroughly investigate the practices of Sacco and to see if there is any Dereliction of Duty.

Solicitor Mark E. Rumley will be replaced.
A respected outside agency will be hired to review Mr. Rumley's work as city solicitor and, if found deficient, appropriate measures will be taken.

Stephanie Muccini-Burke's attendance at City Hall will be reviewed, along with a review of the work by her staff.  Vacation time by Mrs. Burke and her staff will be looked at carefully.

It goes without saying that the entire Muccini-Burke staff will be replaced with people who have actual experience in running a city effectively.
The Pat Fiorello Middle School will replace the old McGlynn School. 

State Rep Paul Donato will be asked to step down from his position...the City Council will make him an offer he can't refuse in light of Mr. Donato saying to a news outlet that he would love to be offered a job paying more money.

We will thank Mr. Donato for his many years of service with the position of Honorary Crosswalk Guard at the Fiorello Middle School.
The School Committee and the City Council will make Paulette Van der Kloot and Not-so "Super" superintendent Belson an offer they can't refuse (before we change the charter and boot the useless city council, saving 200K a year!)

Barbara Pirri and Sam Vivian...start looking for a job.  A complete overhaul of that agency with city hall working closely with HUD to stop alleged favoritism and nonsense that was a black eye on Medford during the hellish reign of Bocci with Bobby
Lots more.

Pay To Park will be a thing of the past.

Medford's Access Station will enjoy one hundred percent of the franchise fee while a full investigation of the previous access TV board of directors will be initiated without the alleged interference of the current city solicitor, who only happened to be a mayoral appointee to the very board he was supposed to later be investigating.   Whose investigation was not thorough or substantial, in the opinion of this expert.

Weekly talks on access TV with citizens at a gorgeous new access TV station will be popular and informative.

The access station will be the centerpiece of the revitalization of Medford Square, Mr. Donato.

to be continued