By The Peoples Mayor, T. LaDuke
The disastrous vote taken on Thursday June 8th 2017 by the Fraser City Council to cut 2.2 million dollars from the general budget ( Joe Nichols, Matt Hemelberg, Yvette Foster voted to NOT fund the budget they approved in May) will have dire consequences for the citizens of Fraser.
This will also impact some of the quality people the city has working for it. I will be posting some of these peoples stories. Those citizens that have benefited from the current level of service Fraser offers and those that work for us.
I hope you take a moment to read these and get involved in the direction your city is being dragged too.
My first profile is Fraser Public Safety Officer Chad Anthony.
I left the City of Grosse Pointe (a department with no financial hardships and a 100% funded pension)as a PSO to work in Fraser due to competitive pay, advancement opportunities (DB, DARE, SIU, etc) and most importantly the people.
While in the academy I did I a ride along with PSO King and knew that this is where I wanted to be.
Being born and raised in Macomb County, I wanted to serve those same people and came to a community that had the same feel as the type of people I came from.
Hard working blue collar middle class Americans.
I took out student loans and put myself through the fire academy while working as a security guard on nights and weekends. After I graduated the fire academy I paid my way through the police academy while again working nights and weekends.
Once I found myself at my dream department, I knew, or at least hoped that I would dedicate the next 25 years of my life to Fraser. Once I was established at Fraser, my wife and I decided it was time for us to start the next chapter in our lives. We decided to start a family. To our surprise our wish came true two fold. We are currently expecting identical twin boys any day now.
We rely on my benefits, pay, and healthcare to support our family. Our boys will be here any day and we are both terrified of what lies ahead. My job with Fraser was a determining factor in us starting our family.
I’m not just losing a job, I’m losing my family.
FDPS is my family.
And this hurts like hell.
Whatever your feelings may be about this vote let your voice be heard.
You can contact council Right Here
Make YOUR voice heard!!!!