Tuesday there was an FOP meeting. During it, Dean Angelo pretty much failed to answer a single question honestly or competently. From the comment section, we got this:
- Highlights from FOP meeting yesterday:
Mr. Angelo speech:
-says he was misquoted in the paper but admitted everyone needs to "share" (pension debt). Never explained how non-property owners will "share".
-avoided question and never gave a definition of "non-discressionary personnel" in the comp time agreement. (Doesnt everyone "share" already with taxes?)
-says the "15%" elective time off (Dean's agreement) has problems. Never addressed why he signed off on it.
-Sabich from 009 knew more about this agreement than dean.
-refused to identify the person in HR/MLAS by name.
-denied negotiating pension with Emanuel but when asked if Emanuel is lying, "No".
-Admitted he hasn't submitted any new legislation, even though he campaigned on it.
-said if you want a by-law change, you have to see him and he will help write it.
-cameras coming to 015 next.
-admitted to being a witness to part of Shields lawsuit.
-was told not to mediate and to sue Shields for lossed overtime. (Everyone agreed).
An e-mailer related that Dean made four proposals for pension relief, but the media only quoted the one regarding raising property taxes. Um, duh. The media does Rahm's bidding Dean, not the FOP's. And now Rahm has you known as the guy proposing raising property taxes. Nice job there.
As to the HR/MLAS person being unidentified, we still haven't seen an answer to the question posed in our comment section asking if you do/did in fact live in the same neighborhood and attend the same school as Don O'Neill, head of MLAS. That might be the answer everyone is looking for.
If the Department is misinterpreting and misapplying the 15% time due memorandum of understanding, why isn't it being grieved? We do have lawyers on staff, right?
Most amusing was the 10-hour day survey. This little handout wasn't helpful:
Keep in mind - this was the survey conducted by the CITY, not the FOP. We have no idea what the questions were, but from various reports from 005, they were loaded so that the city got the responses they wanted, not the responses that would reflect an honest assessment of the program. There was no word from Dean if the FOP planned to consider their own survey - he kept referring to the survey as if he was accepting the findings without rebuttal or exploration. 58% isn't a very good indicator of anything. Addressing the survey itself, we got these points from various e-mailers:
- As we've stated here many times, the start times suck.
- The time between the end-of-tour and court is going to result in more deviations and more unsuccessful prosecutions.
- Of course, tact and saturation units prefer the schedule - they aren't tied to the radio and they're ducking early.
With this type of leadership, Dean might be the last president the FOP ever has in Chicago.
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