Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Letter to the Council and Town Administrator

Dear Southwest Ranches Friends and Neighbors:

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening and if I do not see you later…well then…Good Night!

Attached is a letter from a concerned citizen.

To the Council and Administrator:
I must say that I was extremely surprised, and quite frankly very disappointed, to hear of Malini’s “release” as of September 30th. The news came to me/us during our EAB (Education Advisory Board) meeting earlier this evening.

I am upset because it appears that she alone is losing her job, no one else. Not only that, but it does not appear that any effort was made by the council/administrator to vote on an across-the-board pay cut or furlough option, thus spreading the financial burden equally upon all parties involved. I feel that this portrays management as cold, unfeeling and inequitable.

As a Miami-Dade County education employee, I made the difficult, yet honorable choice, of giving two days of pay in order to save 4,000 jobs. It was the right thing to do.

Do you plan to scatter her many job duties among the employees left behind? And are we, the EAB appointees to flounder in wake of this disruption?

I was excited to accept appointment to this committee last year-it was my understanding that it was intended to become a viable and useful entity. I felt that we were making progress, developing an agenda appealing to the people, and providing useful information via our town newsletter. Malini is an integral part of our team. She is intelligent, amicable, and resourceful-if she said it was going to be done, then it was done. The committee feels like a black sheep.

Has the budget plan been put to the public, and would they understand what the “cuts” really mean? Isn’t it the public that helps decide such choices?

As you can see, I’ve copied the committee and plan to submit this to the Wanch Waggler. I hope to garner some input, comments and/or action. Feel free to e-mail me should you find my information erroneous.

Christina Brownlow,
EAB member, SWR resident

That's all Folks!!!
Wanch Waggler


Observant Citizen said...

Get rid of Julio Davilla instead of someone who actually works.

Anonymous said...

I would like to start a petition to save her job. How can we facilitate this.

Another concerned citizen of SW Ranches
Patricia Munoz

Wanch Waggler said...

Send me a note with your points on why Malini's job should be saved and where people can go to sign your petition and it will be published to over one thousand interest people.

Anonymous said...

Fire Malini's lazy ass!