Damn you Will Flanagan for making me agree with both Linda Pereira and Mike Herren in the same week!
Flanagan is doing the same things for which he (and I) criticized Bob Correia!
A job for political hack Perry Long "accused of allegations"......ridiculous
Aside from the thieving, Long doesn't even live in a Fall River neighborhood yet got the job of neighborhood outreach coordinator!
Steve Torres's contract...ridiculous
The contract shouldn't be longer than Flanagan's tenure, which will be 2 years. Further, he should NOT be allowed to practice law outside of his contract with Fall River. He should NOT get extra money to attend meetings...wtf?!
We just got sued over strip clubs and Flanagan's response is "bring it on"?!....ridiculous
Update: I need to add Brad Kilby to the list of people I am mad that I have to agree with.
Despite recent spikes in violent crime, an absent police chief, and nearly 1/3 of our police force laid off, an article in today's the Herald News says:
He (Flanagan) seemed to reject Kilby’s claim public safety is in crisis.
“Who’s claiming we’re in crisis mode? What’s his statistics to show that?” Flanagan said.
“I’m looking forward to Brad Kilby’s campaign for mayor,” he also quipped.
Really? No crisis? That isn't what Flanagan was saying two months ago when he was trying to get elected. Residents are being robbed and injured by criminals and Flanagan's response makes light of the situation. I suppose it is better than his response to the strip club lawsuit "Bring it on."
It did not take long for the almighty power of the Fall River Mayor throne to overcome Flanagan, "Flanagan said he’d provide the council with financial information and the city administrator to answer questions. “But the council needs to recognize,” he said, “that the mayor is the appointing authority.”
Yes, the mayor is the king of all, and we need to recognize that!