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To the Editor:

What a loss the residents of Grosse Pointe Woods have had with the “hurried” meeting and “dismissal” of the city administrator.

Ted Bidigare did nothing but work too many hours. I know because being his wife I suggested he put a sofa bed in his office instead of coming home to eat and sleep.

A council person wrote to your paper, after Ted was hired, mentioning a “good ‘ole boys” club. Has that person now formed a “good ‘ole girls” club? Perhaps there is more of a problem with that person to not let go of the “witch hunt” after five years.

Ted has never said an unkind word about anyone. He does not want to hear an unkind word about anyone. We do not talk much because I say it like it is — this letter will make him mad.

All it takes to fire a city administrator is a 3-4 vote. That is all. I guess it does not matter the hours put in and the vacations not taken.

I now know the meaning of “Dirty Politics” first hand.

One added note to the person who had my permission to ask that the “all-important” 3-4 vote be postponed because Ted is dealing with my health which is heart failure and vision “gone” in my right eye. I guess that was too much to ask — thinking that a few in the good ‘ole girls club had a heart — to wait (probably) six months.

I hope the taxpayers and citizens are as outraged as they should be.

George Anne Bidigare

Grosse Pointe Woods

George Anne Bidigare
March 17, 2004

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