WSYR Town Hall Oct 27 4 PM
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|Q #||Date submitted to us||Date submitted to WSYR||Category||For JM/Toby?||Question (Response is pending on whether a group of questions could be submitted in one request.)||Comment/ Follow-up Needed||Source (Inbox or email)||Original content|
|4||10/23/2015||10/27/2015||Personnel||JM||Why do you think it was appropriate to appoint a convicted criminal and probationer to Dep. Commissioner of the jail; his "real life" experience as a criminal is not enough.||10000||1000000||0.01|
|5||10/23/2015||10/27/2015||Policy||JM||Most jails and penitentiaries have policies in place prohibiting Corrections staff from socializing with known criminals, what's the county's policy?|
|6||10/23/2015||10/27/2015||Personnel||JM||Why do you think it's okay to hire your friends and family, with little to no experience, other than their "work ethic" on your campaign?|
|7||10/23/2015||10/27/2015||Personnel||JM||How is it that many of your appointees have received such astronomical raises?|
|8||10/23/2015||10/27/2015||Political||JM||Please explain why you endorsed and continue to support Gov. Cuomo, who is currently under Federal Investigation for corruption?|
|9||10/23/2015||10/27/2015||Personnel||JM||What do you say to your critics who call you thin-skinned and vindictive? This surely seemed to be the case with the good Dr. Morrow.||wording on 2nd sentence?|
|10||10/23/2015||10/27/2015||Personnel||JM||With the cut of 1,000 county positions, how many other positions were added to accomodate/reward your campaign workers/other associates?||FB comment rephrased||"Yes she cut the county work force, mostly by selling Van Duyn, over 500 employees. The same employees she told if elected she would keep the facility. The other employees were by attrition . Some were booted out, and replaced by her people. At one point she had so many new people in the Oval Office that they had to sit on each others laps. The real numbers are always hard to come by with Jonie , as they are always made to look like cuts in government spending. She cuts a job and calls it a reduction, but fails to mention she hired her "special " employees who make way more with overtime. I think we should take a look at total county payroll since before she took office, and now"|
|11||10/23/2015||10/27/2015||Personnel||JM||How many total employees were on records when you started eight (8) years ago? How many are there now? Please provide an answer this week, before we vote.||FB comment rephrased|
|12||10/23/2015||10/27/2015||Payroll||JM||How was the total payroll expense ($ and benefits value separated, please) on record when you started eight (8) years ago? What is it now, given the exorbitant raises you've provided to your loyal campaign workers, family & friends now? Please provide an answer this week, before we vote.||FB comment rephrased for $|
|13||10/23/2015||10/27/2015||Personnel||JM||If the County is so financially strong, why don't you give the county workers a fair contract?||FB comment|
|18||10/24/2015||10/27/2015||Payroll||JM||How can you relate to the poor and working class given the fact that you have a $500,000 home in DeWitt, $600,000 "camp" , a $400,000 vacation home in Florida, and the car you drive costs more than the average resident in this county brings home in one year?|
You've touted job creation,unfortunately these jobs are minimum wage, road to no where positions.
|19||10/24/2015||10/27/2015||Personnel||JM||Of the number of jobs you claim to have created, what number & percentage are minimum wage, temporary construction jobs?|
|24||10/24/2015||10/27/2015||Personnel||JM||Are you aware that the county has a WPV problem, at the hands of your appointees and that people don't complain because they know that the perp is "connected", and that nothing will happen except retaliation against the victim?|
|26||10/24/2015||10/27/2015||Personnel||JM||Please respond to speculation that two of your appointees (Laguzza and Stancyk), were awarded with top management positions after agreeing to the sale of Van Duyn? In the case of Laguzza, he was a grocer and he landed a position in Facilities Management as a Dep. Commissioner. Laguzza is no longer with the county.|
|28||10/24/2015||10/27/2015||Consolidation||JM||What do you about consolidating 911 services? 911 worker says the only thing that's been consolidated is the radio controller that was installed a few years back. No actual services have been combined.|
|29||10/25/2015||10/27/2015||Financial||JM||What were the financials in the first amphitheater concert?|
|31||10/26/2015||10/27/2015||Jobs||JM||How can she say that she wants job growth for the county if she's also bragging about decreasing county jobs in the same breath?|
|32||10/26/2015||10/27/2015||Payroll||JM||How can she say she's a good leader when she's given herself a raise while the county workers have no contract? What leader does that? |
(Note: Joanie requested approx. 30% increase for herself, with no reasonable offer for employees. Those under $50,000 a year lose after insurance & medical cost increases are factored in. Her "reason"? Their last contract provided increase for 2007-2011.
|33||11/2/2015||JM||How many "eliminated" jobs were just created under different names so you could give the newly-named jobs to family & friends?|