FINALLY, FINALLY the Largo Commission has shown some courage. In the days of ole the City Fathers have, obviously, caved to ALL the union demands. You have finally stopped this. A special acknowledgment to Mr. Schubert for giving an excellent presentation and explaining things CLEARLY (for a change.)
To the mayor, it appeared as though you did an excellent job maintaining a professional and sincere atmosphere at the meeting.
To the union officials, it's truly sad that you deliberately attempt to drive a wedge between your members against the taxpayers (us), city staff and the elected body. What Commissioner Holmes said is true, you didn't make a very convincing case, but what Mr. Schubert said came as quite a surprise, the average firefighter costs us $102,000 a year. Startling! It's difficult to understand what the union's problem was especially considering today's economic environment.
Job well done.
PS: Commissioner Holmes, your judicial comments about a booklet you received wasn't wrong, but it wasn't right either. You should have said "point of order."
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