Dear Billy Somerville News Weekly Speak Up Line:
Just in case you and the people of Somerville didn’t know a very well hidden secret at city hall, well here it is! Omar Boukili, the ward 4 candidate who has pleaded to buy a home and move to Revere/ Mayor Curtatone’s former Chief of Staff, his wife is the City of Somerville’s City Arborist!
Yes the mayor took care of Omar’s wife for the past year with a high-paying city job as the City of Somerville’s Tree Arborist.
This is one of the most deceitful plots you can do to undermined and cheat the citizens of Somerville.
With regards to Omar, I think that I am never wrong on this but here it is my assumption on what the mayor can and just might do. The Mayor can promised Omar a job if he wins the Ward 4 Alderman seat by rewarding him with a high-paying city job.
If Omar wins the election he cannot except both a city job salary and an an alderman salary both at the same time.
The plan that he and the mayor will possibly use to get around it is that he can just accept the higher paying city job annual salary of about $100,000 that the mayor creates for him and wave/forfeit the $40,000 Alderman salary.
Either way Omar makes out and gets the best of both worlds at the taxpayers expense. The Mayor gets to have his rubberstamp man “yes man” at his disposal and Omar’s wife gets paid the big bucks to be the City of Somerville’s Tree Arborist.
This is simply wrong! Its a big scam and we should let our voices be heard and fix this corruptive mess in our City of Somerville local government.
More creative municipal waste and the city should be ashamed of ourselves for letting him get away with this.
Thank you Billy for having the balls to call the mayor out on this and all his other self-serving back room dealings that he’s been creating over the years that you recently exposed. He’s been doing scams like this for too long and he’s got to be stopped.
A hard working Somerville guy who will not let him get away with this!
Please check out the Omar’ sneaky plot link below that you’re paper reported on: