There are multiple comments in various posts complaining Jake Day and his City Hall cronies don't answer emails or phone calls from citizens, so why are they really doing their Tour de Slum?
Last Wednesday, Jake Day & Company invaded the West Side neighborhood around Doverdale park to have their free meet n' greet with the neighbor folk and pass out fire alarms as some empty gesture. However, as altruistic as this appears at first blush, was it really or was it some way to generate fines so high to kick people out of their homes?
It has been brought to my attention that many in the West Side over the last couple decades have been victimized by a City ruse in order to move the Downtown center to the area, hence, tossing out those residents one by one. So why did Day pick this area to do his big outreach? It seems very suspicious that he picks the same area the City's been eyeing for years, does it not?
Are they really looking for ways to edge you out of your home to make way for their big plans?
Listen, we all understand that Day essentially has the IQ of a dinner plate, but there are those around him who possess all the cunningness to pull off such a heist. Additionally, with the Police and Fire Department fiascos under his belt along along with his seemingly arrogant self-image, he makes the perfect punkster to be manipulated (easily) into such a ruse to get into people's homes for impromptu inspections.
Who can turn down free food and hobnobbing with one of the community's 'elites?' A free smoke detector just sends my heart aflutter, much like getting a huge box of chocolates from an unfaithful spouse.
Ain't nothin' free, folks...
If you willingly open your door to a city official and get evicted for one reason or another, you have no legal recourse to fight said eviction. You were complicit in the discovery of the problem(s) the official found in the visit, regardless of the nature of said reason for the visit. Meaning, if you're a hoarder, have a pet alligator or have code violations, opening your door could result in eventual eviction!
My fellow citizens, be extremely leery of these spontaneous 'meet n' greets' because they don't pass the smell test by any stretch of the imagine. Why?
Simple: If Jake Day wanted more interaction with the community, he would open the 'closed' sessions so citizens could weigh in; answer his damn emails and telephone messages; and be more responsive to the actual needs of the community which entails a heck of a lot more than a free smoke detector!
PS: Sorry about the main post image, couldn't resist reiterating the absolute idiocy of our esteemed (uh) leader here in Salisbury.