"THE BEAT GOES ON" sonny & cher
"No I'm not trying to sell you a Plymouth?" You might have to be over 60 to understand that.
Seen above the fold of today's News-Herald headline;
'Sanctuary' claim refuted
Lake officials deny county, Painesville protect undocumented immigrants
Seems the uncle issue and crime have lit a firestorm.
Painesville officials, County Commissioners you name it. That's not our policy.
Seems like a Blogger from Bedford, Ohio has categorized the city of Painesville as a "sanctuary city?" His view, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a duck. Wonder if he's ever been here? The Scene article came up. As well as the infamous letter by Councilman Horvath and many other items.
Many will question this years crop of candidates for council their view on this issue. Will they follow through?
I only wish people were so concerned a month ago, just maybe Mrs. Kostelnik would still be alive.
My solution, which no one will listen to.... is quite simple.
Have a city wide Town Hall Meeting In Painesville
Have the city manager who is also the safety director
Our municipal judge
Our police chief
and all council members present.
With written questions from the audience these questions answered to the best of their ability.
That way there can be no doubt what our policy is.
I have seen enough around Painesville to question; "What is our policy?
I have been told by Hispanics that this Police Chief is more forgiving then the last one? Does that statement have merit? What exactly does that mean?
The home on Lusard St. seems to have many code violations, has it been cited? Are the people presently living there legal citizens? Where did the gun and vehicle come from? If as claimed he had a mental illness why was a 14 year old female left in his care?
Have local business been validated as having only legal employee's. By whom?
Is RITA the tax agency finding residents who live in Painesville but work in outside townships at nurseries paying city income tax?
Many questions with the hope of getting straight answers.
I again wish these Hispanics would attend more community activities, let us get to know them and them us. Seems the only time I see them is when they want something? Making excuses doesn't solve much of anything as well as shielding one from past practices.