The Finance meeting Monday came after DPW Commish and County Legislator Bob Mirch joined with respected City Comptroller Deb Witkowski to demand that Bully Bill Dunne release other e-mails threatening "punishment" of city employees who may have opposed Dunne and other Democrats politically. The original e-mail by Dunne setting in motion "punishment"
of city employees touched off Punishmentgate on January 3 and has severely damaged the credibility of the new Council Democratic majority in just one week.
The actions of Mirch and Witkowski may have meant the Dunne-o-crats didn't have the votes they needed to lower the salaries of the town employees. Maybe they have had it with Dunne's nutty attempts at revenge. Or, maybe the Dunne-o-crats simply decided to do the right thing. If that's the case, bravo. But we have our worries.
Dunne continued with his bizarre and troubling behavior and threatened – on camera, during an interview with Channel 10 – to fire Mirch. Shameful, Bully Bill, shameful.
More on the Bully Bill Blow-up tomorrow, and details of more sweetheart deals by Council Dems.