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Do I sense a campaign by the Marco Eagle to do a "good service" series on the Marco Island Police Department?
For the record, I support the MI Police Department, but I get suspect when I am reminded by the Marco Eagle of the service the police provide. If they do a good job, I do not need to be reminded unless of course there is a din of fiscal restraint amongst the citizenry that the Eagle wishes to quell.
In these times of fiscal restraint, a reduction in personnel or expenses is paramount to a return to the "crime ridden" statistics seen before the incorporation of the city. Let me ask, the citizens who lived here prior to incorporation if there was a "problem" with crime on Marco Island?
Please, if we are to reduce costs the burden must be across the board. The fixed costs for an island that goes from 15,000 to 40,000 inhabitants, in season, needs to review how to better manage its personnel and assets.
This applies to all city services. But then again, there are those who want all the services that can be provided through government management and supported through revenue.
My concern: have you seen the salaries and benefits of government safety personnel vis-a-vis non-safety government employees. Quite a disparity. Why is that? Is it essential vs non-essential services?
Recommendation: Ask a fire fighter or police officer to support a city hall employee by sharing the wealth, since the citizens are complaining that there is no more money. So lets balance out the benefits by giving to those that "have not" from those that "have". How's that for Obama enthusiasts when he offered this advice to Joe the Plumber.
Are not all city employees under the same employer, but we have different benefit terms based on "class" of employment? Does IBM have a separate benefit contract within its "class" of employees at the worker level? A machinist vs the industrial safety coordinator or their respective managers?
Why in government but not in private industry, especially at the "worker" level? Even across professional "classes".
Perhaps I am clueless and naive.
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