Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Latest 'nasty gram' from Toledo's Mayor

This letter from Mayor Carty Finkbeiner, written on city letterhead by a city employee, is part of the reason why people - especially business men and women - want to recall him.

9 comments:

Stacey said...

That has got to be the most unprofessional letter I have ever seen. What is wrong with this man? Never mind... I realize that is a loaded question! Anyhow, that letter filled with personal venom has no business being written on Toledo letterhead. HOW EMBARRASSING!

Roman said...

Perhaps it is just me, but I do not see any good reason for the Mayor of Toledo to send such a letter to a private citizen. Given that this mayor has never had a "real" job of any consequence in his life, wasteing taxpayer money: stationary, postage, typing etc. for no good reason, in this era of fiscal difficulty is beyond the pale, but I supposed to be expected from this mayor!

navyvet said...

His arrogance is only exceeded by his paranoia...which is a mental illness.

Antipelagian said...

With wit and professionalism like this, I'm beginning to see where Toledo's "brain drain" originates...being 22 floors up is certain to create enough drag to drano out a lot of persons gifted in all things cerebral.

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

I have heard nothing from council, either on TBT or on the mayor's latest press conferences. Perhaps they could stay on the sidelines for those, but this rises beyond that level. Using city stationary for this letter makes them likewise culpable for these statements and the tenor of this letter unless they speak out otherwise.

I will be curious to see if anyone does...

Maggie Thurber said...

Excellent point, Tim.

I wonder if they got a copy of the letter like all the media did...

skeeter1107 said...

Well let's hope that Carty feels better now that he told Brian McMahon what he thinks about him.

Okay, so you don't like Brian McMahon. So be it. Big Deal.

What I draw from it is that Brian McMahon is developing something by the airport that Carty couldn't attach his name to it somehow. Can't we have more than one Intermodel facility? Why does Carty care? (Not a rhetorical question).

It also seems that Carty doesn't like Brian McMahon using the word Intermodel. Perhaps if he used "Industrial Garden" as the description? A Garden filled with flowering shrubs, trees, pretty lights, jobs, buildings, industrial activity. Carty could get his mind around that one.

All joking aside, it's unfortunately a reflection of a common mindset that so many of the politicians have around here. There wannabe desire to somehow be involved in every project that potentially is a high profile job provider. And if they can't.....well it's a bad idea and the business person developing it is a bad person.

Look, the politicians job is to help create a governmental environment that is stable and predictable when it comes to business. Not get involved with picking out the paint and the color of the drapes.

Jay Ott said...

Did you notice Finkbeiner's phrase,"I wish you what you deserve?" It means the same as a particular euphemism in German, "Jedem Das Seine."

In each of these contexts, the mayor's letter to Brian McMahon and also the words contained in the wrought iron gate at Buchenwald, both express the very same chilling sentiment.

The idea at Buchenwald was that people go in and never come out because those that sent people there, were a law unto themselves. They presumed to know what people deserved.

I can only speculate as to the mayor's true intent or whether or not he deliberately borrowed from Buchenwald.

Black Swamp Road Geek said...

Did Carty forget that the land in Monclova as it has been sold has been sold at handsome profits to the City of Toledo with JEDZ providing the City revenue.....oh nevermind

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