Did he just find an extra $3 million? No!
Has he mentioned it before? No!
Was the Mayor about to be crucified in the press? YEP!
But today Mayor Hayward announced on 1620 that he is going to rebuild Fire Station 3 as well as a new Bayview Community Center.
So why after 6 years in office and a union agreement mandating he act did the Mayor wake up in this new year and decide a new Fire Station was a good idea?
Here are a few reasons:
- Councilwoman Myers had drafted and was to bring to Council an emergency action to rebuild Fire Station 3. Hayward knew that he was facing an onslaught of issues with the Union and the press if he didn't act quick.
- A fire union agreement that stated he must correct the issues with the Station.
- He needed to give his loyal water toter Andy Terhaar a political chip. Twice in his announcement on the radio he made reference to Councilman Terhaar was the representative of District 3. Andy is up for reelection this year. Council President Charles Bare's at large term is ending and the two of them life 250 yards from each other in District 3. Hayward is beginning the campaign for Terhaar with some good ole fashioned spending in the District that Andy lobbied soooo hard for I am sure.
- All of the documents I will continue to post showing his broken promises and lies were going to show we have heard his promises before.