Campaign promises, in the immortal words of your wife's business partner Fred Levin, are a "expletive deleted"
Ashton J. Hayward III...You lied to me.
Ashton J. Hayward III...You lied to the firefighters.
Ashton J. Hayward III...You did try to balance the budget on the firefighters backs.
- Airport fire staffing
- Rescue trucks
- Adequate staffing for 2 in 2 out
- Two community centers as political paybacks before Station 3
Ashton J. Hayward III...You promised Station 3 would be rebuilt when you were elected. You lied.
Ashton J. Hayward III...You haven't appointed a fire chief after 6 years. You lied and lied and lied.
This email was sent to the Union President just before the election.
This is a copy of the email I recieved from Ashton. I thought that everyone should see this. .......Gary
An independent study released today found "minimal issues with any outside employment" by our city firefighters.
In fact, of the 19 firefighters investigated in this witch hunt, only 1 firefighter may have an issue and it is non-disciplinary, reported the city manager.
When City Councilwoman Maren Deweese called for a "Vote of Confidence" for our City Fire Department, Wiggins referred it to staff. This effectively killed that motion. Diane Mack was vehemently opposed to this action, as well.
Just 38 seconds after the City Council voted to discipline City Attorney Rusty Wells over inappropriate emails he sent, the City Council gave him a "Vote of Confidence." Rusty Wells and Mike Wiggins were schoolmates at Pensacola High, graduating together in 1962. Wiggins "conducted" the investigation of his childhood friend, Wells.
I want you to know that firefighters are heroes in my book. You're willing to put your lives on the line and that kind of honor and courage deserves a "Vote of Confidence" and much more.
In my administration, you will have a seat at the table in the decision-making process. My door will always be open. I will not balance the city budget on the firefighters' backs and I will do everything in my power to make sure you have the equipment, training and staffing you need to protect yourselves and our citizens.
I want to thank you for your endorsement of me early on this race. I appreciate all the hard work you've done for my campaign. With just 8 days left, I hope you will show your support now more than ever. Remember, it's our city, let's take it back.