Commissioner of Public Works Skip Scirocco is rapidly finding himself a man without a council as his ill conceived plan to bring back personal executive assistant Donna A Buckley and an unnamed clerk back to the DPW office was shot down in flames Tuesday night at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting. The evening got off to an ominous start for Scirocco as the first speaker in the public comment period make an eloquent plea to save a highway laborers position in favor of a political hacks position. Later as the scheme was unveiled in the agenda of the Commissioner of Finance Ken Ivins, Scirocco found himself taken to task for the hypocrisy of crying to the council that he needs critical Plow drivers and Laborers while at the first opportunity he replaces two office girls to fetch him coffee, and tosses aside the so called critical street workers. The motion failed by a vote of 4 to 1 leaving Scirocco unable to utter more than twenty or so “you know” and a few “Uh-oh”
Well I’ll explain it to you Skippy in terms you can understand. You know, you are like you know, an ass you know, in a boat you know, kind of like all by yourself you know?
Look around that table Skippy you don’t have a friend left. They know how incompetent you are. They understand you don’t have the first clue how to manage your office staff or highways and water.
Skippy did prove he is a big proponent of second amendment rights as he argued for the rights of his employees to have loaded weapons in there pickups while on city property.
He also took exception to the rules of the Risk and Safety Management Program that requires drivers to report DWI arrests. Scirocco claimed many of his drivers though charged have been able to beat the rap, some using quite unorthodox methods .
In other Council news, Mayor Scott Johnson again proved himself a friend of City preservation when he extended a moratorium on the demolition of historic structures to further thwart Michele Riggi’s plans to demolish 23 Greenfield Ave. Many people complain that Republicans look out for their rich friends and I find Mayor Johnson’s action a refreshing change from the stereotype fat cat Republican Politician. Since you probably weren’t on Michele’s Christmas card mailing list this year Mayor here’s a picture of her ghastly card. Needless to say you didn’t miss much.
* My apologies to the fans of Robert Burns for butchering his fine poetry to take a shot at an imbecile Politician