Mayor of Rochester Already in Flames

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  1. Mommadeez4u

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    For those who follow smaller city politics, Rochester NY has a new mayor as of Jan 1, Lovely Warren. (No, I am not making that name up.)

    One of her 1st actions was a staggering move of nepotism and waste, hiring her uncle and her uncle's best buddy to be her private 'bodyguards'. One makes 80 grand, the other about 60.

    No other mayor in history has had a security detail. The previous mayor drove himself around or had a police officer come and do it.

    Now, this fucking sheboon CUNT is refusing to answer questions about it, except to say "Well, I'm the mayor"

    Fuck you Rochester, you're getting what you deserve

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    10 Questions About the Security Detail

    There are two big issues concerning the mayor’s security detail: Nepotism and excess. (Now there may be a third: abuse of authority. The security detail was stopped by state police going 97 miles an hour on the Thruway.)
    No other Rochester mayor has had a security detail. Bill Johnson drove himself around. Bob Duffy and Tom Richards often had the Director of Security drive them places in a city vehicle. (That’s akin to what other Upstate mayors do. They use either security director or police officer for this function during business hours.) County Executive Maggie Brooks has no driver.

    The city’s Director of Security remains on the job, but he’s no longer tasked with driving the mayor around.

    Warren created two new positions, Director of Executive Services ($80,000) and Associate Director of Executive Services ($60,000). Her uncle, Reggie Hill, fills the $80,000-a-year job. A former Kodak security man, Caesar Carbonell fills the other job. The positions were not advertised. Warren said they are temporary and she will post the jobs and go through civil service. She said the men will be on call 24-7 and will not earn overtime. They pick her up at home every morning and drop her off at night.

    In what’s now become a locally famous quote, Warren said, “We don’t do anything for no reason.”

    The mayor said she needs the security because she’s a woman, she has a small child, people are bigoted, people write hateful things about her online and the former police chief said all mayors need security. She said she hired her uncle because she needs someone she can trust and he’s the most qualified person for the job.

    Here are the questions that still need to be answered:

    1. What do Hill and Caesar Carbonell do all day? Warren likely spends a good chunk of her day at City Hall. Are they standing guard outside her door? If so, what are the regular City Hall security guards doing? Are Hill and Carbonell providing security at her house? Are they doing any personal business for Warren? What are the precise”executive services” are taxpayers providing the mayor?

    2. How much security is too much? Just because the former police chief said she needed some protection, did that extend to two armed bodyguards? Could this service have been provided by police officers? Could this service have been provided at a lesser cost? Does the mayor need so much protection she can’t drive herself to and from work? What makes women politicians and black politicians more vulnerable to attack? Violence against local elected officials in the United States is extremely rare.

    3. What are the ancillary expenses? Duffy shelved a Tahoe because of controversy over the cost. It appears the vehicle, or one like it has been unearthed. Who is driving what and what is it costing taxpayers? Are these environmentally-friendly vehicles?

    4. Why didn’t the mayor go through civil service to hire these men? If Hill and Carbonell are truly the most qualified, let them go through the same process as other citizens trying to get jobs.

    5. When will the security detail jobs be advertised?

    6. Will Hill get a waiver to collect his pension and work this job? He doesn’t have one right now, meaning he will max out at $30,000 of earnings.

    7. Where is the money coming from to pay for this security detail? We are in the middle of a budget year.

    8. Are Hill and Carbonell contract employees or on the city payroll? If it’s a contract, City Council has to approve.

    9. Are Hill and Carbonell legally allowed to carry their weapons into City Hall and other government buildings where civilians cannot carry weapons?

    10. Will the mayor voluntarily bring this matter before the City Ethics Board? The ethics board exists to issue opinions about conflicts of interest, such as hiring relatives. City Council has the authority to ask the ethics board for a decision on the security detail. (City Council will likely do so in the matter of Corporation Counsel T. Andrew Brown wanting to retain a stake in his law firm.)

    The hiring of her uncle could fall under Section 4 of the Code of Ethics:

    No City officer or employee, acting in the performance of his official duties, shall treat, whether by action or omission to act, any person more favorably than it is the custom and practice to treat the general public.

    It’s important to note no one can discipline the mayor, except voters four years from now. But going before the ethics board voluntarily could show good faith. A City Council vote demanding a ruling sends a strong message to the mayor and the public.

    These 10 questions should make it clear why this is still a story – and why it’s not going away.

    Update: We did not get answers to all of these questions and the mayor’s spokesperson said this blog angered Warren. I was frozen out of her press conference. City Council has now requested an ethics investigation. – RB 1/14/14
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    Hopefully, that changes.
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    Bears repeating...

    More Mayor Lovely shenanigans...

    An sassy, entitled sheboon mayor.

    Rochester... so doomed.
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    Nepotism... sure this isn't Bawferston?

    Wonder if any of her other relatives got hired elsewhere in the city...
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    Ugh...these fuckin Republican mayors and their sense of entitlement. ;)
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    Just did a little quick research on this...since I wanted to see how she was elected.

    She was City Council President and decided to challenge the incumbent Democratic mayor, Tom Richards...and she won the primary. Richards concedes and throws his support behind Warren...then decides to run against her under both the Independence Party and Working Families Party. Which is bizarre because the Independence Party is more of a conservative-esque, centrist party, while the Working Families Party is more progressive socialist. She won by about 55-39...I'm guessing there was no Republican in the race.

    She's actually fairly qualified...went to law school and was admitted to the bar in 2004...was assistant to an Assemblyman and clerked for Spitzer. Does charity work and had been on the city council for 7 years. She's looking more qualified than Obama was back in 2008. :cool:

    Oh and I found an article from a local paper (perhaps leaning slightly left :rolleyes:) that has come out and defended Lovely.

    Nice to see that this asshole blows the whole "$140K for two "administrative-security" positions to an uncle and an Uncle's buddy" controversy by saying "Eh, this wouldn't have been an issue back in the 70's and 80's". Really?

    Then onto, what this guy calls, "overblown media coverage" regarding Mayor Lovely and her $80K/yr Uncle pulled over for doing 97mph. So, riding in a vehicle with the uncle you hired in a $80K position you created out of thin air without any input and the uncle gets pulled over for doing 97mph with you in the passenger seat? And this guy pulls the race card by saying, had it been any other mayor, this would have never been reported. Wow, people are so fucked up in the head to actually report shit like this.
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    Shit can the hires and have a flatfoot BG her.
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    This sounds remarkably like the just-left mayor of Harrisburg, Linda Thompson. Lots of ego, lots of bullshit, and the only success of her administration was imposed from the outside over her protests, but she now claims it as an accomplishment.
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    I want to know what her favorite type of lettuce, hot dog topping and gift to give a foreign monarch are before I get really outraged!
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    Lettuce?! You think she eats lettuce? lol
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    How about if you're black, and involved in politics, theres a strictly enforced rule where if you don't give a direct, legitimate answer to a question, your human rights immediately get reverted to the 1800s.

    I want claims of racism to be met with a shotgun blast to the face already.
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    Lovely Warren is one of the best mayors out there. She doesn't take shit from corporations and can be depended upon to fight for her constituency.






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    It's nice to know that the local police aren't competent enough to perform security functions for that cunt. :rolleyes:
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    They don't get paid enough to stand in the line of fire for that cunt, sir.
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    Well for one I don't see how it is cost effective to hire her uncle and his shitbag friend over a entry level cop. For them to say it is cheaper to pay those is bullshit.

    Also nobody is threatening this bitches life. If they are it is something the locals can handle. If they can handle call the state police.
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    Tell you what though... Mayor Lovely is a rank amateur compared to Detroit's old mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick(who's in a cage at the zoo now). Kwame had his whole posse on the payroll... friends, relatives, his secint cuzints ovuh brova... even his boo he was cheating on his wife with. Like 30 people in all. And he gave them all massive salary increases even as the city was going broke and laying off cops and firefighters and the like by the hundreds.

    Kwame maybe couldn't spell 'nepotism', by he could play it like a fiddle.
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    What? You can have lettuce put on a McRib.
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