Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Police Chief Resigned Today

Roland Pandolfi resigned today. His reasons have not been made public. This has set off a predictable feeding frenzy and the people who would bring the city back to the bad old days smell blood.

In fact, there is a rumor that there will be an emergency commission meeting on Friday to discuss the situation, which is being treated as a crisis. I saw an agenda for Friday, March 19, at 7 PM, Treasure Island School.

This is a really good time to take a deep breath.

First of all, the Chief resigned. Not got fired but chose to make a career decision and we should respect that.

Now the CFD is screaming that he was forced to go and that the CM should, you guessed it, be fired. The Citizens for Full Disclosure, a group that sends anonymous emails, provide no support for their assertion but they never do, full disclosure being a one way concept for them.

Secondly, a meeting on Friday night at 7 PM is a bad idea. The Sabbath starts at 7:29 PM on Friday March 19, 2010 and this precludes observant citizens from attending.

Is this such an emergency it needs to happen this week? Next Tuesday or Thursday would be just fine.

Third, it's not even posted on the City Web Site as of March 17, 2010 at 4:09 PM. Surely if the situation is so grave, a web site update would be a good idea.

Commissioners, breathe. Set up the meeting if you really feel this is an emergency but notify the citizens and hold it on a proper day, one where your constituents can attend. We look to you for leadership at this time, not knee jerk reactions.

Kevin Vericker

11 comments:

  1. Richard Chervony, Pres. CFDMarch 18, 2010 at 6:24 AM

    Dear Mr. Verricker:

    CFD or Citizens for Full Disclosure only publishes verified information. You are stating some mistruths in your blog which I invite you to investigate before you write.

    We (CFD) published the Agenda to all on our email list the moment is was made available. The signs went up at all City entrances earlier than you post, and all that is needed is 48 hours notice so as long as it was up by 6:59 it is legal.

    Lastly the two commissioners who see it as an EMERGENCY did not see fit to wait till tuesday or thursday of next week. They have the right to call for an EMERGENCY MEETING to discuss the happenings of the City, which they were not notified about, in a public forum as not to violate THE SUNSHINE LAW. The earliest it could have taken place is this friday.

    If our City Manager would not have had the knee jerk reaction and demanded the Chief's resignation or else, and he would have heeded the advise of the COMMISSION at the last meeting and waited the 30 days, then and only then this meeting would not have been necessary.

    When you start hurling acustaions at a group, kindly have porper documentation as all we do is feed accurate and correct information. We DO NOT issue one person's view as you do in your blog, or allow for your cronies, NANCY, ANN and DULCE to corobarate with you. Our organization is not a blog to defend or humiliate anyone, but an avenue of information without the distortion that you offer.

    I suggest that before you acuse anyone of anything, you take a deep breathe and think before writing. We need to learn to respect each other and agree to disagree. An apology is definitely warranted.

    Sincerely,

    Richard Chervony, President
    Citizen's for Full Disclosure of North Bay Village, INC

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  2. There won't be an apology.

    1. The CFD does not sign the emails.

    2. The CFD assert in your email and you here in this comment that the City Manager forced the resignation of the Chief. This assertion offers no proof.

    3. Then you personally take it up a notch. I post this blog, not the three ladies you mention by name. It is a highly opinionated space, attempting to get at the basics and sometimes failing, but why would you drag others into your complaint? If you think I am wrong, tell me why. Don't drag others into it.

    4. "All we do is feed accurate and correct information"? Seriously? Of what value is this statement from your citywide anonymous email "THE UGLY MONSTER(S) ARE SHOWING THEIR HEADS."?

    I'm willing to stay in dialogue with you but we have to agree on a baseline.

    I refer you back to a March 9 posting here called "The Government Structure in North Bay Village" which addressed the role of the city manager and the police. The police report to the CM under our charter.

    Now the issue is getting muddled and I don't believe it is a principle of the CFD or others that the charter should be changed. If you disagree, then let's talk about the charter.

    I believe the core issue is that you don't approve of the decisions that the CM has made. Why not discuss those?

    Kevin Vericker

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  3. City Manager completley disregarded a direct order from his boss' (the Commission) to leave the Chief to be the Chief and the PD alone for 30 days and the CM's ego just wouldn't allow that and he chose, of his own free will to go after the Chief for his resignation under the theat of termination as soon as the Commission left town. CITY MANAGER NEEDS TO BE FIRED FOR DISOBEYING A DIRECT ORDER!!! The Chief needs to be brought back immediatley and given a FAIR chance to run his department without Micromanagement from the City Manager.

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  4. The CFD is transparent in one way only... they listen to disgruntled employees whom provide them with biased and inaccurate information! They claim to demand full disclosure when all they really want is disclosure that supports their agenda. The president's claim to only report verified information may be true to the extent that they verified it from an unreliable and biased source.

    I would have more respect for them if they were able to get over the lost election, put their personalities aside and actually see clear facts and truth. Truth is, the PBA endorsement did cause them to lose, the cops that backed them did. The cops they have befriended have caused severe public distrust that the City Manager is trying to restore.

    Too many residents are tired of this group interfering with the great steps forward for the city only to serve their personal agendas which appears to be keeping those in power that make promises to them.

    One thing is for sure, November will bring some new people to the commission that hopefully will extinguish this special interest group and the power hungry rogue officers of NBV!

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  5. Richard Chervony, President CFDNBVMarch 18, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Mr. Vericker:

    I own my house in North Bay Island and as a homeowner and resident I speak my mind anywhere I deem it necessary. No one can not disallow me to state my opinions.

    Never have I as President of CFD represented the groups position on any matter, unless I start by saying as President of CFD. You need to learn to diferantiate between an individual's Freedom of Speech and as a head of an organization. Furthermore don't try to pinpoint an anonymous email on me or CFD.

    In answer to number 1 - All oue emails have a posting at the end that state it was sent out by CFD. You know this as you are on the mailing list. How do we not know if it was sent by you and your blog or group of cronies.

    In answewr to number 2 - The proof is in the pudding. It will come out in friday's emergency meeting. I can not divulge any personal sources or secret informants within our City Government.

    In answer to number 3 - I group you with Nancy, Ann and Dulce because at Commission Meeting you confer with these ladies. You are constanly seen by me huddling and exchanging opinions and then they get glorious writeups by you, as CLASSY LADIES!!!!! And as I have told them, the first thing we need to do is learn to agree to disagree. Furthermore on your Home Page it states "TEAM MEMBERS" so I assumed that was your team. At least in Tallhassee, where CFD is Incorporated it list our Board of Directors and any individual who has questioned us ever, has received the full listing as well.

    In answer to number 4 - That ANONYMOUS EMAIL IS AS MUCH WORK OF CFD AS IT IS AN EMAIL FROM KEVIN VERRICKER OR NANCY OR ANN OR DULCE!!!!!!!

    Obviously both you and I see the efficiency of the City Government differently. You post some strong innuendo's that CM Schwartz did not force Pandolfi to resign or else. Well, Mr Verricker as you so aptly stated CFD sent an email without proof of the dismissal (wether voluntary or not) and it turns out as corroborated in the Emergency Meeting and the follow up in the Herald, CFD was correct. The truth will come out and CFD once again will be vindicated of your malicious falsehoods and lies.

    It is obvious to me, that anyone or group that does not agree with you or your falsehoods or your fairytales will never get anywhere with you. It is ashame because there are numerous other issues where we could have worked together in the betterment of our CITY, but your bitterness, resentment and falsehoods make it tough for mending of fences and working as a unit.

    YOU MAY STATE WHAT YOU WISH, if you care to communicate with CFD you have our email. I will not try and correct your mistatements in your blog as I am not a subscriber, but it was brought to our attention your attempt to defame us.

    Richard Chervony, President
    CFDNBV

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  6. Okay. So are you telling me that the CFD did not send the email I referenced? Because it reads as follows:

    "From: cfd_nbv@hotmail.com
    Subject: BREAKING NEWS!!!!!
    Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:08:48 -0400

    IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT:

    CHIEF OF POLICE, ROLAND PANDOLFI, HAS BEEN FORCED TO RESIGN.

    CITY MANAGER, MATTHEW SCHWARTZ, TOOK ADVANTAGE THAT THE MAYOR, VICE MAYOR AND COMM. KANE WERE UP IN TALLAHASSEE, TO REQUEST THAT CHIEF PANDOLFI RESIGN OR ELSE BE FIRED, FOR MAKING DETERMINATIONS ON THE FATE OF POLICE OFFICERS IN HIS DEPARTMENT (THOUGHT THAT WAS HIS JOB).


    IT IS RUMORED THAT LT. BRIAN COLLINS WILL BE FILLING THE POSITION OF CHIEF AS INTERIM.



    SEEMS CITY ATTORNEY JOSEPH GELLER WAS ALSO BUSY ON THE PHONE DURING LAST NIGHT'S P&Z MEETING, CONFERENCING WITH CHIEF PANDOLFI'S ATTORNEY. (THOUGHT THE CITY HAD A LABOR ATTORNEY TO DO ALL THIS SORT OF WORK).

    GUESS WHAT THE MIAMI NEW TIMES PUBLISHED IN THE PAST AND HARSHLY CRITICIZED BY A GROUP OF VOCIFEROUS RESIDENTS IS ALL COMING TO FRUITION AND THE UGLY MONSTER(S) ARE SHOWING THEIR HEADS.





    This information was sent to you by Citizens for Full Disclosure of North Bay Village, Inc., whose purpose is to help the citizens of North Bay Village obtain full and complete disclosure in all matters of government of the city of North Bay Village."

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  7. WE SENT THAT I REFERENCED "4. "All we do is feed accurate and correct information"? Seriously? Of what value is this statement from your citywide anonymous email "THE UGLY MONSTER(S) ARE SHOWING THEIR HEADS."?


    Maybe you sent that!!!!!!!!

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  8. No, I didn't send that. It came in the CFD email. Are you saying that the CFD didn't send the email as I quoted it?

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  9. Kevin:

    GET A LIFE!!!!!!!! THIS IS NOT COMMUNIST CUBA!!!!

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  10. RICHARD CHERVONY, PRESIDENT CFDNBVMarch 18, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    It said in my answer that - All our emails have a posting at the end that state it was sent out by CFD. You know this as you are on the mailing list. How do we not know if it was sent by you and your blog or group of cronies.

    If it was there then we take credit for sending it. And the UGLY MONSTER(S) ARE SHOWING THEIR HEADS!!!!!!

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  11. CFD has no credibility. CFD has no facts. The chief was not forced to resign and that is just part of their misinformation. They are actually known for spreading the agenda of the detective bureau and they preach that it's the fault of the PBA. Wrong again! It's they guys in the FOP that you associate with, listen to and believe. No one else does and we are tired of being bullied by the influential bullies as well as the police thugs.
    No more! We wont stand for it!

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