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Recent videos from Local 2926 interviews

The original post is  below and also the original controversial video.  Watching the full interviews are more informative so if you are time limited skip the write-up and the first video and watch the full interviews first.  They can be found below the first video. 

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The Executive Committee of Local 2926 invited the candidates to speak to their members.  They video taped the interviews but refuse to release the full unedited versions.  Instead they provide some snippets and added some commentary.  I've linked to their post here so you can view it.  Update: They responded timely and have now posted full versions of the challenger videos Update2:  They have posted the incumbent videos as well.  I've embedded them below also. 
 
In the video at 2 min 50 seconds you can hear Fire Fighter BC Kevin Foley make the statement that the lions share of the entire City Budget is made up from two departments and if you're going to cut you can't cut without touching police and fire.  Below the video you can see that the total 2016 expenditures for the General, Police Fire, Parks & Rec which not only includes salaries for the police and fire departments but also the fringe benefits and debt service is $20,597,326.  However, the total 2016 budget for the City is over $55 million (The total budget is about $77 million if you look at the figures presented by the finance department but this includes intra-city transfers which shouldn't count as money being spent by the city).  The only people who would say that $20 million is close to $55 million are those people that are uninformed and willing to take at face value misinformation fed to them.  And of course Mr. Foley and the rest of the Executive Committee probably would not say that $20 million is close to $55 million if they knew the numbers.  But they did say it.  And they did say it in good faith because they trust the untrustworthy. 
 
In just the past couple meetings the untrustworthy have tried to hide from us that the 2016 budget has a $651,651 deficit by calling it spending from carryover funds.  On Sept 14, 2014 they passed a $2.9 million dollar budget for the Fire Station that included the cost of the land acquisition then tried to hide from you that the budget is now $3.1 million.  The discussion on the inclusion of the property in the budget was clear.  Last meeting instead of telling us that we could not build the fire station on $2.9 million but instead we needed $3.1 million they tried to tell us that they were double counting the property cost and told us that we should subtract that $192,000 from the budget.  Despite the overwhelming evidence otherwise, the untrustworthy told us that they never meant to include the cost of the property in the budget for building the fire station. 
 
I highly recommend you watch the video produced by the uninformed then ask them to post the full unedited videos from the candidate interviews.  That way you can make an informed decision.  Update: I'd like to thank Local 2926 for making these available.  

Make your comments through the Huber Heights Professional Firefighters Local 2926 Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/iaff2926 and in the comment section at the end of this post. 





 
 
Election November 2015

This is the statement made by the Executive Committee introducing the video.  "The following video portrays the poor ideologies of "Team Huber" and their misconceptions regarding a variety of topics within the city as it relates to the upcoming November election. This video will explain why The Huber Heights Firefighters has endorsed the current incumbents in November's election. We hope you agree with our insight. Thank you."

Posted by Huber Heights Professional Firefighters Local 2926 on Saturday, October 24, 2015



From the draft 206 budget


 
 

This is the unedited video of Mr. Otto from the Q&A session.The original video was broken down into segments in order to clearly explain the concerns for the members of Local 2926.

Posted by Huber Heights Professional Firefighters Local 2926 on Sunday, October 25, 2015



 
 

This is the unedited version of Ms Vargo who has the support of local 2926.

Posted by Huber Heights Professional Firefighters Local 2926 on Monday, October 26, 2015



 
Mr. Shaw

This is the unedited version for Mr. Shaw. The original video was broken down into segments in order to clearly explain issues concerned to the members of Local 2926.

Posted by Huber Heights Professional Firefighters Local 2926 on Sunday, October 25, 2015
 


 
 

This is the unedited version of Mrs. Dale who has the support of local 2926.

Posted by Huber Heights Professional Firefighters Local 2926 on Monday, October 26, 2015





 
 
Mrs. Smith

This is the unedited version for Mrs. Smith. The original video was broken down into segments in order to clearly explain the concerns of the members of Local 2926.

Posted by Huber Heights Professional Firefighters Local 2926 on Sunday, October 25, 2015
 
 

This is the unedited version of Ms Kaleps who has the support of local 2926.

Posted by Huber Heights Professional Firefighters Local 2926 on Monday, October 26, 2015





 
 
Mr. Stan

This is the unedited version for Mr. Stan. The original video was broken down into segments in order to clearly explain the concerns by the members of Local 2926.

Posted by Huber Heights Professional Firefighters Local 2926 on Sunday, October 25, 2015
 
 

This is the unedited version of Mr Lyons who has the support of local 2926.

Posted by Huber Heights Professional Firefighters Local 2926 on Monday, October 26, 2015




Here are some other recent articles that I'm hoping prompts you to support my efforts in Council by voting for the challengers in this election:  Richard Shaw, Glenn Otto, Richard Stan and Janell Smith

DDN article concerning staff at General Council Meetings

Recent videos from Local 2926 interviews

Ed Lyons - Thank you council for a billion dollars!

Election message for the residents of Huber Heights

There are reasons I like Richard Stan for Ward 6 Council Representative

Letter to Ward 6 residents


 

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