Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Responding to the haters on the OrlandPark.Patch.com

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As I post responses to citizens asking questions on the Orland Park Patch, I will post those responses here for your review, too.

June 7, 2011
I intend to do what the taxpayers asked the new board to do and that is to be open and accessible, something that was not always possible in the past. It's clear that the critics are just disgruntled people with ties to the Fire Department and are angry that they have lost clout at the expense of the wishes of taxpayers. I will continue to comment here and respond to lies and exaggeration to insure that the public gets the full story. And I will do it in a civil manner that differs from the screamers like Spike and his friends.

Everyone has a right to ask questions. No one is entitled to attack and name call or use racist epithets to address issues. This is a new board and they will do what's in the best interests of the taxpayers of the district.

For the record, as was disclosed publicly (somethign the district has not been good about doing in the past) my contract is for $3,000 per month, which is $1,000 less than what Spike and others supported in the past. Maybe that's why they are upset. They have something to lose.

Ray Hanania

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