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I found it funny that some of the councilors acted like it was the first time they heard of this.Mr.Ferrin has been upfront about everything 4years ago.I know Clairmont,Capitanio,Yon and Lothrop all gave money to Marchetti's election.It's time to grow up and work with the Mayor.Mr.Ferrin is more than qualified let him serve his city
It is no secret Mayor Ruberto and Ferrin had many different opions on things, so it is no surprise that the ones who were against this appointment are the ones who were close to Ruberto. Don't judge someone unless you know the whole story and don't talk about someone's character until you take a good look in the mirror. Do people know that DPW workers were told to leave their trucks running at all times so the GPS's would work and the bosses knew where you were at all times? Do people know that Ferrin had another employee in the city truck when the supposed comment about Obama was (wasn't) made. An African-American DPW co-worker said Ferrin said this supposed comment over the radio, so of course they went along with what he said. Do people know that Ferrin brought jobs into the city by getting Action Ambulance to come to the city? Do people know the money that is being saved by the Water Dept supervisor being gone, thanks to Ferrin? Do people know that Ferrin has over 25 years of experience as an EMT. I think the councilors who degraded Ferrin publicly, should publicy apologize to him.
The Mayor had better understand that his margin was only 106 votes and if he continues to aliegn himself with people like Mr. Ferrin he is going to have a rough two years. The majority of the Council did the right thing especially in light of what the Civil Service Commission said in their findings.
Excellent story, Joe. The Boring Broadsheet hasn't had one drop of this, because it's too "hot." You filled the breach nicely. On THE PLANET today (www.planetvalenti.com), we get underneath the Ferrin Inquisition to help explain why its matters and why it's a serious matter. Again, good job.