First let me applaud Public Safety Commissioner “toothy” Christian Mathiesen for engaging me and this blog directly. With that said it’s about the only good thing I can say about Chris and his administration. I will publish each comment than address it.
In my blog post “SSFD ambulance revenues come up short and Perma’s loss's mount while Brent Wilkes profits rise.” Chris writes
"The ambulance service in Saratoiga Springs is functioning very well. Response times are excellent. The firemen are getting to more fully utilize their EMT and paramedic training and the City will be receiving many thousands of dollars in reimbursement for EMS and transport services where previously there were none. C E Mathiesen
The typos are his, I didn’t change a thing. Chris the ambulance service has been running now for over 5 months. Where are the numbers? Those thousands you talk about? You have no insurance contracts in place do you? The truth is if I need an ambulance on Broadway and the SSFD show up, I’m on the hook for hundreds of dollars. Last year that wasn’t the case. My insurance had a contract with Empire and SEMS. You show uncollected revenue. You can bill all you want, you’ll never see it. Paper revenue Chris it’s not real. Maybe just maybe if you put the same energy and time into fixing this mess that you did in punishing small business’s we wouldn’t be in this mess, NEXT
In Marcia White and LIVE NATION:A marriage made in HELL
"John, I haven't received any free SPAC tickets. If I do, I promise to pass them along to you so that you can enjoy a show and, at the same time, restore your credibility. C E Mathiesen
So Chris you question my credibility? I’ve always said on the record, you in trying to close the bars early were just fulfilling a campaign pledge. If you have never received a ticket from SPAC or the PBA or the chamber for free I apologize. Now it’s your turn Chris.
I asked you directly during your campaign
“Chris if elected who do you plan on having as your deputy?”
You said “John isn’t it presumptuous to be talking about deputies when I haven’t won the election”
Bullshit Chris. I can’t prove it and you will probably lie and deny it but toxic Eileen Finneran was always going to be your deputy. You know it, I know it. You made a conscious choice to mislead the public because you had no chance of winning with her as your deputy.
Speaking of Finneran. Your deputy at the Council table repeatedly made obscene gestures at me during a council meeting. I have two witnesses besides myself who will swear under oath to that effect. I will also be happy to submit to lie detector test.
You Deputy is a toxic, fowl and scheming bully. I will remind you that no one has won reelection with her as their deputy. You will make it three for three. Credibility Chris? You have none. Want it back. Fire her today. NEXT
On my blog post “Toothy” Chris Mathiesen turns petty and vindictive and Michele Madigan proves she can’t be trusted.UPDATED Chris writes
"John, if you speak to some of the bar owners, they will tell you that we brought up the idea of having the very late night establishments help out with police overtime costs last January. There is nothing new here and it is something that we are continuing to explore.
The Public Safety Department requires that organizations having events in our City that involve additional manpower reimburse our department for these costs. It is hard to understand how it is fair that taxpayers who are sound asleep at 3:00AM must continue to fund late night police crowd control on Caroline Street.C E Mathiesen"
That’s great Chris now how about calling Marcia White, and saying “Hello Marcia The drunken patrons of your concerts are costing the city boatloads in overtime don’t you think you should chip in?”
Seriously how much police overtime is caused by SPAC. If you don’t know you should it’s your fucking job.
You want to write a rebuttal to this Fine. I just sent you an e-mail to confirm these were indeed you comments.
And Chris you’re an elected official, If you want to write on blogs, create a confirmed Google account so blog owners can verify who you are. Get with the program
Again to write a rebuttal sent to the e-mail address I send you and I will publish uncut and of course for free.
Again before you question anyone’s credibility look real hard in the mirror. You want to play? You want to dance? Bring it on…