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posted: 3/12/2013 5:00 AM

Questions judgment of Trustee Kincaid

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It seems the police union has this Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality. On one hand we have great police, fire and public works employees. On the other hand, a few, during contract negotiations, think they have to develop an adversarial relationship with the village.

Why else would someone have sent the anonymous letter? This is exactly what the union did during the last contract negotiations, so no surprise there.

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But what is surprising is that Trustee Kincaid would read such an anonymous letter at a village board meeting. This is not the first time I have wondered what he could have possibly been thinking?

Contracts are negotiated by the village manager, not the village board. Why would Kincaid try to undermine that process? I see two possible answers. First, he just doesn't get it, or second, he is supporting the union at the expense of the taxpayer and voters of Hoffman Estates, and they will support him in his bid to run for mayor.

I guess Kincaid just can't pass up an opportunity to be the odd-man-out. Whenever he does something like this, he gets his name in the Daily Herald, but it brings into question his judgment. This is not what a leader does!

Dr. Robert Scott Steinberg

Hoffman Estates

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