Monday, February 06, 2012
Update On Rick Hoppes
The audio link above comes directly from the City's website. It gives you a very brief detail as to how the special meeting ended.
I want you to listen very carefully as what I told you is spot on. The Council HAD to vote NO based on the City Charter.
Shanie Shields and Laura Mitchell voted to break the law by voting yes for Rick Hoppes. Folks, this cannot be done. While there are many of us who truly like Rick Hoppes, he has yet to finish his course and get the degree necessary by law to fill that position.
What you have been fed by the Daily Times and the Mayor is simply a load of crap. Look, we have ALL been working very hard to rid of the Good Ol' Boy system around here. My personal opinion is as follows. The Mayor, Shanie Shields and Laura Mitchell need to stop grandstanding on this matter and start following the letter of the law. The Mayor and Council need to keep Rick Hoppes in as the interim Chief and allow him the time to finish his course and get his degree. At that point they can vote him in as the new Chief.
I have been getting feedback from Firefighters who are upset that Rick was voted down. I tried explaining this last week but I did so in comments and perhaps some of you missed it. Now that you are educated, stop running around acting like Terry, Debbie and Tim are the Anti Christ. They are doing exactly what you elected them to do. The Daily Times and the Mayor are NOT filling you in properly on this matter.
at 2/06/2012 12:26:00 PM