"I would like to applaud my fellow commissioners and (city manager) Mr. Kline and our staff, because this commission was never obligated to help those people at all," Sandusky city commissioner Julie Farrar said after learning that just half of the homes damaged or destroyed through city corruption of a 2004-06 federal housing rehab program had been repaired this year.
The sheer lack of accountability in that statement is mind boggling.
Here's what I'd like to hear from a city commissioner, any city commissioner:
"This city should never again allow the bureaucracy at city hall to abuse residents the way some of these residents — 47 homeowners — have been abused. I am ashamed of the incompetence and corruption that led to the $2 million this is costing taxpayers, and, even more so, for the $1 million in damages this city brought down on these fine residents. Some of them have been waiting five years for their homes to be fixed and for this to be resolved and the city has done a poor job at every turn."
But happy happy Julie Farrar lives in a La-La land where westenders and renters in the city don't count and don't get to care. And where leadership means giving lip service to the challenges the city faces and where every leader practices patting other leaders on the back with the good firm hand of an elitist or elitist-wannabe.
Whew. It's worse than I ever imagined.
Bark. Bark. Bark.
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