At the last union meeting David Crow stated, “Don’t worry about your benefits, they will remain untouched. I have talked to all the Council members except Charlie Parker and they have assured me of this.” Really! I knew that Sheri was in England and I know he didn’t talk to her. As I sat eating dinner at the last Council meeting, I was surrounded by Council members. I asked, “Did Crow talk to anyone about benefits under Civil Service?” They all said No. We have all been called liars by the Fire Union, but we didn’t lie at all. I listed 10 of the most prominent lies that Crow has told to the Union members, but this is the biggest one of them all. Maybe now you will understand who was telling you the truth all along.
The Council, on its agenda of the last meeting, has hired a law firm that is adept in administering Civil Service. They will be guiding Council in the proper ways to establish Civil Service in Arlington. I assure you that there is no emotion here, just the business of doing the work required of the city, asked for by the voters of Arlington. But I have stated several times there will be no cherry picking in the process of establishing Civil Service. What is stated in the statute of Part 143 is what will prevail, and it will be established because it is the written word and can be backed up accordingly. The Police department will continue to enjoy the generosity of the City while the Fire department will enjoy the generosity of the State. It is important that you recognize the truth, and what it looks like, not following a union leader blindly thinking he has integrity. The truth about Civil Service will arrive on October 30th, enjoy!