Mr. Caraviello needs to do more than just come up with an idea. Any citizen can do that on a petition to the City Council. Mr. Caraviello is obligated to do some follow-through for the money we pay him, and the Mayor needs to adhere to those contractual obligations in the contracts with Verizon and Comcast. Where is our access TV station, Mr. Mayor?
Taxpayers in Medford are outraged by the abuses of the CIty Council, failing to cablecast a DVD, failing to vote under a “Suspension of the Rules” and novices like the immature Adam Knight behaving badly.
Voters beware. Caveat Emptor
With the Boston Globe noting possible Ethics violations of the Boston City Council taking a vote for a 29% pay raise with the question about that raise going into effect in 2016, it renews the question I have, a question which Paul Camuso unethically shut down. I posted to speak on the agenda and the coward, Camuso, didn’t want the public to hear what I had to say about pay raises. Camuso abused his authority and was wrong, as evidenced by the many times Camuso has singled me out and shut off my microphone. Camuso’s refusal to be forthright about his past is just confirmation that the “people’s forum” is anything but.
Your failure to stay in attendance at the City Council of 9/23/14 because you had a limousine client is outrageous. You personally told me on 9/23 that you had to drive your limousine. Yet you are paid an outrageous amount of money many citizens don’t feel you have earned. THE WORST OFFENDER BEING ADAM KNIGHT, not even on the council for 3 weeks and voting for a pay raise, gluttonous and a knife in the back to the voters, ratepayers, taxpayers, residents, citizens, businesses.
So why did YOU leave the City Council on 9/23 before an important vote on a DVD of the Parking Meter hearing?
Why would you abandon your duty and obligation to the residents of Medford to go drive a limo at around 11 PM at night?
Your failure to hire someone to drive the limousine in your place, or not accept the client (have Paul Camuso’s “A Grand Arrival Limo” Service do it for you…oh, that’s right, the City Council president had two failed limo companies…so he couldn’t bail you out)
This is an absolute outrage. Your vote was KEY to giving one side or the other 4 votes.
Last night I asked for a “suspension of the rules.” Regrettably, Paul Camuso decided to employ a rule when the rules were under suspension. We could have had a new vote because the rules had been suspended, but Camuso and Adam Knight decide to inject rules where they are not welcome, where the taxpayers and residents can’t see the sausage factory that is the Dello Russo/Knight/Camuso conspiracy/scam. It is so nefarious, underhanded, fraudulent, unscrupulous, self-serving, unprincipled and unethical that it boggles the mind those alleged adults (in need of adult supervision) get away with it.
Suspension of the Rules means that we get to have a new vote because the limo driver was in attendance and didn’t have a client he had to service instead of the 58,000 or so people of Medford.
You vote yourself a raise
Weren’t you missing in action this summer?
You fail to stay in attendance at the council to moonlight on the taxpayers
And you refuse to demand a vote on a parking meter DVD
If you can’t do your job, Rick, if you have to run to Europe or drive a limo, step down and let Mark Crowley take over.
People are alleging that this council is corrupt, and your failure to do the job you were hired to do AFTER voting an undeserved raise for yourself and AFTER you failed to tell Camuso to shut up when I wanted to speak about your unscrupulous raise in pay, after all that evidence, you skip out on a vote?
There’s no excuse, and I want this on the public record, at least via e mail, that you have disgraced yourself, Rick Caraviello. Disgraced yourself and played into the unclean hands of Paul A. Camuso.
Are you proud of yourself?
I will be filing a complaint with the State Ethics commission on the 4 that voted for a pay hike, for their own pay increase, and refused to let a citizen discuss it.