Letter to the editor:I will NOT VOTE for Vicki Barnett in this 2012 election.
Letter to the editor:I will NOT VOTE for Vicki Barnett this election.
Going back almost two decades, I voted
for current Farmington Hills state representative, Vicki Barnett, every time she ran for public office.I will NOT vote for her this election.Let me tell you why.
It is well known throughout Farmington
Hills, the 45 residents of Minglewood Lane have been begging for help from the city of Farmington Hills, the Farmington School
district and the Farmington Hills police department to find a workable solution to the deadly traffic situation on their street
caused by the documented 80,000-100,000 vehicle trips on the street generated by rude and inconsiderate Highmeadow School
parents, teachers, staff and visitors.
It is equally well known that the entrenched
and nationally acknowledged institutionalized harassment, bullying, arrogance, hubris and corruption in the city manager’s
office, the city council and the school administration have refused every attempt by the residents of Minglewood Lane to obtain
a peaceful and quiet street.The residents have submitted petitions with a majority
of residents favoring speed bumps and no turn signs off Middlebelt, as well as critically thought out, engineering based,
data driven proposals.
I applaud Vicki Barnett for at least reaching
out to me and telling me she does not feel it is within her jurisdiction to even arrange a meeting between the residents of
Minglewood and the city and school institutions but I find that answer to be a cop-out and inexcusable.I hate having to say that because you and your record have been admirable for a very long time and in so
Vicki Barnett was elected to solve problems
for the residents of her district.The residents of Minglewood are in her district
and have a problem.Due to the corruption at city hall and the school administration,
we have not been able to get our problem solved.
When an elected official refuses to help
the constituents who elected him/her to office, that official no longer earns my vote.
I am sorry Vicki.
Three corrupt mayors in twenty years (Sever,
Marks, Lichtman) earned Farmington Hills the title of “THE MOST CORRUPT CITY AND SCHOOL DISTRICT IN AMERICA”.
Vicki, you had a chance to change that title.You chose to look the other way instead of becoming a problem solver.That is not acceptable.