June 9, 2008
To Paul (Kain)
have read your e-mail to Nick and 17 others. I understand some of
your concerns. However, they were supposed to be addressed at finance this
evening so I can't understand why some of this couldn't wait.
In regards to your comments related to your apparent dislike of Councilman Marchese
and your desire to have him not present at finance or your
don't think I have to remind you that the Councilman is an elected official
with every right of the citizenry who elected him to call you to task and make
requests of you to perform your duties as administrator.
to your concerns that Mr. Marchese has prior working relationships with, I have
no concerns, as I believe Mr. Marchese enjoys the highest ethical standards as
anyone I know.
In closing, Mr. Marchese is still, with all my
support, the chairman of the Finance Committee and he will be responsible with
other committee members in the negotiation of your contract.
will also -hopefully, with you still on board- continue to be a part of
negotiations with other unions as their contracts expire.
Any questions feel free to call me.
City Mayor Bill James