Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday Night Comedy Hour Featured Dooley Saving Residents $6 Million

The Tuesday Night Comedy Hour on Channel 2 featured County Executive, Charlie Dooley, refusing to answer important questions from Fox reporter, Elliott Davis. In case you missed the interview attempt, you can see it at:

Dooley repeatedly and arrogantly stated the County saved residents $6 million but refused to answer Davis' question as to how much it cost to the County to save that $6 million. Estimates for expenses to the county, subdivision trustees, subdivision associations, trash haulers, law enforcement, attorney's, municipal and federal courts, and others are in the area of $12 million and growing.

The bottom line is the County spends about $2 to save $1. That just doesn't make sense. County residents are smarter than a 5th grader, but maybe county execs and accountants are not. With three lawsuits pending and a possible fourth in the making, the liability the county is facing cannot be ignored. Should the county loose these litigations, the result could cost the County tens of millions of dollars. And county residents, after all, paid for this mess.

Where does the prime responsibility lie and who can correct this situation - like now? The regulation was passed by the County Council and the County Council can pass additional regulations to correct the situation . . . and save the county's "you know what."

Hello County Council members! Are you listening?


  1. Anonymous10:20 AM

    We elect people to represent us, to listen to us, to respect us, to have empathy when needed, to be our spokesperson. When does that start happening? It seems in this day and age, as soon as the polls are closed and a person is sworn in, they seem to forget who put them there.

  2. The Supervisor Dooley should have provide Elliot Davis a sit-down interview. That is what I was expecting. The only conversation outside of a door is hello and goodby. I think Davis got what he was expecting; a defense of the Supervisor's position. Outside of a door entry, what else was there? I.Turner

  3. Please, everyone, call Mr. Dooley and ask if he can provide some details as to how the County saved $6 million. This is ridiculous. I have never (repeat), never seen the county publish any financial information, projections, budget, etc on the trash program. I'm certain they are there and used when considering the program. The question is, "How realistic were there numbers to the real world?"

    I have a feeling we will never know until some accounting firm digs up the numbers or Dooley and company are voted out of office. Our elected officials must be held accountable.

  4. Anonymous9:59 AM

    Maybe it is time to call for a State Audit on St. Louis County. After the Metro Link fiasco, the police problems, the real property tax nightmare, and now the solid waste sham, it is time for a full State Audit.

    If Dooley and County Council, want to be responsible, let them be accountable as well.

  5. Anonymous11:40 AM

    Click here: Temporiti drawing fire from GOP in St. Louis County over relationship to county government -

    Temporiti drawing fire from GOP in St. Louis County over relationship to county government

    Excerpt from Post Dispatch on Sunday, November 27th..................(taken from full article)


    Temporiti's efforts last year on behalf of Allied Waste shows the fine line that separates Temporiti's private practice and his connection to county government.

    Allied at the time was seeking hauling contracts for the county's new trash districts.

    At one point, Temporiti invited representatives of competing trash companies to his law firm's office to discuss the program.

    Bryan Barcom, of American Eagle Waste, said he was among about eight trash company owners or managers there. Barcom said Temporiti introduced himself at the meeting as "Charlie Dooley's best friend and his former campaign manager."

    Barcom said Temporiti went on to say that not all the trash companies in the room would survive the trash districting program.

    Barcom said, "He (Temporiti) said, 'A few of you will be on board, but unfortunately, we're going to put a few of you out of business.'"

    "At that point, I said, 'Who are you to say who will stay in business and who will go out of business?' And from that point on, the meeting pretty much went downhill."

    Barcom, whose firm did not win any of the trash hauling contracts, is now a plaintiff in a suit that alleges that the county failed to give haulers two years' notice before carrying out the program, as required by state law.

    Allied eventually won contracts through bidding in two of the eight districts.

    Temporiti denied that he made any comment about trash companies going out of business.

    "I was there only as a facilitator representing Allied to try and provide for a discussion as to how this (trash program) would make the most sense in terms of what the county was proposing to do," he said.

    "All I did was have them come together and say, 'You're the industry. What makes sense for the industry in terms of responding to the county?'"