I seriously have to ask myself that after I saw Councilwoman Rjo Winch's Facebook page earlier today. Apparently Winch is trying to use Facebook to derail Mayor Luke Bronin's efforts to establish the Financial Sustainability Board to deal with Hartford's finances.
According to Winch's posting on Facebook "Tell Mayor Bronin and Senator John Fonfara the residents of the city of Hartford have already elected their Financial Sustainability Commission to keep checks and balances. THEY ARE CALLED THE CITY COUNCIL. Don't let them cancel your vote by using this State take over legislation. Don't be fooled if this passes the council will have no financial powers."
Does she forget that she was Council President during possibly the most corrupt period in Hartford's recent political history? Does she forget she blindly supported Mayor Eddie Perez as he led his corrupt administration to a Grand Jury investigation? Does she forget she was on that same City Council as they watched Hartford's tax rate grow from about 32mils when Eddie Perez took office to the 78 mils we see today? And I am suddenly supposed to trust her and her control over our "financial powers"? I think not.
And we are supposed to just trust her that she has the skills to now get it right suddenly. I am a trusting person, but I am not a fool. This is the same Council person that put in a receipt to get reimbursed for a package of sunflower seeds she bought in an airport on one of her many political junkets, paid for by the taxpayers of Hartford.
Forgive me Councilwoman Winch, but I am not running for the phone to call anyone, because I remember history and I have no confidence in your financial skills. Oh, and by the way, what is your solution to correct this mess. Lets hear these ideas to fix our budget problems.
I am anxiously awaiting your solutions.