It seems that this all came about after some DPW dispatch workers received a boot allowance and for some reason the workers at city hall filed a grievance with CSEA to get boots as well and won. So now all City employees will receive a $100 voucher for boots. Can't say I agree with it but it's a union issue...seems like that would be that..right? Wrong!
Kingston Mayor Jim Sottile, who is not a member of CSEA, thought he was also entitled to boots and received a pair at the City's expense last week. I wonder how Cruella feels about this? Kingston's Fifth Ward Alderman works with homeless kids who can't afford shoes, let alone boots. How can she as a lawmaker, justify approving such a thing for a man that makes over 75k a year?
Let's look at the breakdown :
The following items are all paid for to Sottile by the City of Kingston. You would think he could buy his own boots!