City officials deserve credit for their hard work

The stars have been aligning for Hamtramck lately.
By that, we mean there is state and federal funding in the pipeline that will likely be coming to Hamtramck.
It could be millions of dollars the city receives in the coming months – all of which will go toward replacing our crumbling water and sewer system, some parts of which are 100 years old.
City officials don’t often get credit for the behind-the-scenes work they do to help secure funding for major repair projects. Instead, you see a lot of finger-pointing and baseless accusations from people who seriously need some mental health work.
Improvements do get made in the city – but it doesn’t always happen lightning fast.
The wheels of government can move painfully slow, but that’s just the way things are in life.
Much was said of change being needed in city government, and this past election did produce change. But change just for the sake of change doesn’t get anything done.
We are lucky that we have some experienced folks in the city administration and in our political leadership. It’s a shame that voters decided to toss some of that experience away.
But Hamtramck soldiers on, and the near future-looks promising.
Posted Dec. 3, 2021

2 Responses to City officials deserve credit for their hard work

  1. Mark M. Koroi

    December 4, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Who are these unnamed city officials?

    Is there any resolution in the offing to the financial crisis created by the MERS pension-related obligations the City of Hamtramck must pay absent a substantial millage increase that voters already soundly rejected? NO!

    Lead contamination remediation has a projected cost of $55 million and it is unclear how much, if any, funds will be received from state and federal sources to offset these massive costs.

    There are similarly huge projected costs in curing the deficiencies of the sewer system that Hamtramck residents utilize that has created back-ups that have caused damages to property of homeowners and commercial entities. Again, the alleviation of cost burdens by federal or state sources remain speculative at best.

    Chief Moise and City Manager Angerer offered apologies for the “jaywalking enforcement” fiasco that was largely financed by outside funds to “educate” residents on pedestrian safety – however it remains unclear the dozens of violation tickets issued has been favorably resolved for Yemeni-American residents.

    The blowout electoral losses of political veterans Karen Majewski and Abu Musa in this past Election Day are a sign that residents want new leadership.

  2. Jamal Jeffries

    December 5, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    This opinion piece is exactly why this paper is regarded as satire by the community. More hack opinionistic “journalism” and the same biased players writing the same garbage, protecting inept and dangerous people.

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