It’s getting down to the wire to get the facts out to the residents of Palm Bay before they go to vote. It is more and more disturbing that the 3 candidates Capote, Paccione and Rettinger are hiding facts and their true motives for running for Mayor and Council seats. They have succeeded in hiding the fact that all 3 of them are backed and supported by the union. Rettinger was brought in by the Union for only one reason, to get on the council to push their agenda’s. (Rettinger is the vice chair of Brevard Democrats but boasts that he is non-partisan). Their agenda’s are clear when you look behind the deceit and lies. Palm Bay residents will ultimately be forced to pay substantial fees added to their water bills to support the ridiculous over inflated salaries and budgets. We have already seen the budget reduced and even eliminated for roads and infrastructure. Other non-special interest public services and employees have been cut. The spending to solely support special interest at the expense of the majority and will get worse if any of the 3 get on council. So to get the real facts out we have compiled various newspaper articles highlighting quotes from the 3 and also union chief Ginsburg for your reading pleasure or displeasure which would be more of the case. All the quotes can be found in the links we will provide in the collage. Unlike the special interest’s anonymous, untruthful and disgusting antics and postings on various Internet sites, we will not, nor do we need to attack and post pictures of children/ minors in an immoral and untruthful manner. Let’s go back in time, so that we don’t forget the irresponsible, childish, self serving actions of the union and it’s supporters.
Article : Firefighters won’t support mayor for re-election
“Fire fee or not, the firefighters union is behind Michele Paccione and William Capote,” Mr. Ginsburg said. The council seats of Ms. Paccione and Mr. Capote are up for re-election in November. Mr. Capote has filed to oppose Mayor Mazziotti for the mayor’s seat.Mr. Ginsburg said the firefighters union will remain solidly behind Ms. Paccione and Mr. Capote “http://www.myhometownnews.net/index.php?id=87946
Note: What is absolutely amazing is that the 3 and the union deny that they will impose the fire fee is elected and deny their strong ties to the union. They all endorse the Fire Fee behind closed doors, as is the way with the corrupt union… business as usual. They are bluntly deceiving the citizens !!!
Article : Council may vote on civility
“Councilwoman Kristine Isnardi hinted that she will introduce a motion calling for council members to abide by a more professional tone after a recent controversy lapsed into name-calling.Mayor John Mazziotti also called for a less strident tone and indicated he would support such a measure.The issue arose after councilwoman Michele Paccione went on Facebook to refer to critics as “idiots.”
“I love it, let’s send this to the idiots who asked for his resignation,” Ms. Paccione’s web entry read, referring to residents who had called for Mr. Ginsburg to resign. At council meetings, residents are allowed three minutes to offer personal observations, but their observations don’t carry any official weight.
That led four Palm Bay residents to appear before the City Council to object to the ridicule, including Craig Charnov, who had asked for Mr. Ginsburg’s resignation.Mr. Charnov had criticized Mr. Ginsberg’s spearheading of the firefighters’ boycott of a local deli whose owner criticized a proposed $300 annual fire fee that Palm Bay residents would have paid to fund the fire department. The proposed fire fee was terminated by the City Council after months of debate.Mr. Charnov objected to being held up to ridicule by the councilwoman on the Facebook page.”That’s character assassination,” Mr. Charnov said. “It borders on defamation of character.”http://www.myhometownnews.net/index.php?id=89231
Note: Are these the people you want representing you…in fact they won’t represent you because they think everyone that is not special interest or does not agree with them are “IDIOTS”, yes, that means you the taxpayer who pays their salaries……PATHETIC.
Article : Deli owner faces firefighters’ boycott
Fire union targets merchant who criticized council members
PALM BAY – A deli owner who criticized City Council members at a council meeting said his deli is doing just fine, despite a boycott by the city’s firefighters’ union, which retaliated because of his comments.Mr. Paolella’s business is being officially shunned by unionized firefighters, whose leadership objected to Mr. Paolella’s criticism of three City Council members.The situation developed because residents who attend City Council meetings are allowed to address the council at a time limit of three minutes.In his three-minute commentary on Dec. 15, Mr. Paolella criticized council members Michele Paccione, William Capote and Ken Greene for supporting the city’s plan to bill residents up to $300 annually through a proposed “fire fee.”The three council members twice led a 3-2 City Council vote in favor of the proposed fire fee.
Lt. Ginsburg said IAFF Local 2446 recommended that its members boycott the Brown Bag.
Although Mr. Paolella did not mention firefighters in his remarks, Mr. Paolella criticized the three council members who supported the fire fee.Lt. Ginsburg said the boycott of the Brown Bag was intended for the fire union membership, not for the public as a whole.
Lt. Ginsburg said the firefighters will support the re-election of the three council members that Mr. Paolella criticized.
In addition, the firefighters union will not support the re-election bids of Mayor John Mazziotti and councilwoman Kristine Isnardi, who led the fight to kill the fire fee.
Asked why the firefighters objected to Mr. Paolella’s criticism of Ms. Paccione, Mr. Greene and Mr. Capote. Lt. Ginsburg said: “They are good friends of ours, and we stand by our friends.”http://www.myhometownnews.net/index.php?id=88524
NOTE: Do you think that the 3 will really work for the majority and not just special interest “Friends”
The union has to go…they have become a nasty overpaid, egotistical, entitled giant that is smothering the taxpayers of Palm Bay and are unwilling to negotiate for the people that pay their salaries. The union loving, special interest, self serving Firefighters are not the men and women that we all were brought up to look up to, nor are their motives to protect and serve anymore. It’s GREED, nothing more, nothing less. Please pass this on to everyone you know that wants Palm Bay to be a “Perfect place to grow” and will say “NO” to special interest that is bankrupting Palm Bay. SAVE PALM BAY and your WALLET…. DO NOT VOTE FOR RETTINGER, PACCIONE OR CAPOTE !!!!!
NOTE: We know there are some Firefighters that do not agree with their co-workers or the unions nasty tactics, but if they do not speak up they are just as guilty by association and their own silence.