Instead of waiting for the village to make this video available--once again due to "technical issues", here are two items from Croton United:
1) HEALTH INSURANCE AND MORE: You can see the 20 minute clip from Croton United in which--among other things-- Trustee Slippen says that citizen participation is excessive; Trustee Gallelli also has quite a bit to say on the subject - click on the link. This is an important video clip to fully understand the issues facing our village. With thanks to all the citizens who spoke that night, Bob Anderson, Rick Turner, Roseann Schuyler etal. Click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu_BlYx2-Hs&feature=youtu.be
More meeting video to come. Keep track of Croton United events, commentary, candidates and more @ https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited or https://twitter.com/CrotonUnited
2) AND FROM CROTON UNITED'S FB PAGE - MAYOR'S FULL-TIME STATUS ON VILLAGE BOARD AGENDA. GALLELLI & SLIPPEN OBJECT TO QUESTIONS.
So, Trustees Gallelli and Slippen feel that any questions on Village Board agenda items are inappropriate. After all, a Village Board meeting, according to them, is NOT an open forum.
Here's the beef...
At last night’s Village Board meeting (10/6/2014), CU candidate Bob Anderson directed a series of questions related to the Mayor’s controversial health insurance to Trustee Maria Slippen. Trustee Slippen (who is running for election) said she was “spectacularly flabbergasted” at these questions, and a Village Board meeting was not the appropriate place to ask them.
Really? Because last night was the night the Village Board, including Ms. Slippen, was voting on a Village benefits policy that stated “For 2014, the position of Mayor will be reasonably expected to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. All Village Trustees will work 25 hours per week or less.” As most of us know, it is the alleged 30-hour+ work week of the Mayor that allegedly makes him eligible for a taxpayer-funded family health insurance plan. So why is the Village Board adopting a policy that requires this type of work load from the Mayor, and forces us to pay his health insurance? Why didn’t the Village Board do just the opposite – require the Mayor, like the Village Trustees – to work 25 hours a week or less?????? READ MORE HERE
Pretty depressing stuff from someone who was appointed and as for the rest. Please people. It's time for these people to go. They have forgotten who they serve and going along with the mayors health insurance is just more of the same. Please please vote ABC.ReplyDelete
I watched the video. To me, Ms. Slippen seems "not yet ready for prime time." Too passive-aggressive, talking through gritted teeth. She looks like she resents being there, which is disheartening. When public speakers come off that way, I always think it's because they're not well prepared and are scared about what they're going to have to answer. It would have been nice to see someone up there on the board look like they love being there, like they're ready and willing to face any questions (even the tough ones), and to do so with some grace and warmth. What I saw on the video wasn't anything like that. When there's so much opposition from the board about what kind of forum the board meeting is supposed to be for residents, well...Anyone who's well prepared and loves serving the community would have said, "Fire away. I'm ready to answer your questions."ReplyDelete
Thank you to Mr. Anderson and Mr. Turner, God bless you both. I just can't bear to go to these meetings any more, too old too tired, too disgusted and embarassed by my party. I wonder where Ginny gets the energy, God bless her too.ReplyDelete
Seems to me Ms. Slippen is extremely unhappy up there on the board. If she were happy and at peace with her decisions, she wouldn't be outraged at the meetings. She's appointed never been voted in and hopefully never will. They all need to go. Thanks to all those who speak up for us...you guys are great. We need to take our village back and we also need to start thinking about slimming down our top people....its getting outrageous.ReplyDelete
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