Monday, May 25, 2009

Richmond Glen public hearing rejected as a "sensitive issue"

Here's another worthwhile point in the Richmond Glen sweetheart deal $10 easement that was quietly pushed through in the middle of the night under the guise of executive session in early 2008. The following is the email chain that precipitated David Schrumm's reference to "a rather sensitive issue."

I got this email by simply emailing the address at the top of the letter. I figured under FOI, it would have to be released.If the lawsuit was so "sensitive," why grant the easement?

And as for the Council not opting for a public hearing... there was no vote. Therein lies a problem with executive session. You just get a "sense of the Council" and that's it. And frankly, to the best of my memory there was virtually no discussion... it was just offered to the Council as an issue upon which we need not act. Ha. That was some great guidance we got. Though as I've said before, from the perspective of the voter... that's no excuse.

Tim White

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

If the contractor sued the town, why wasn;t this broached at the council hearing?

Anonymous said...

To the Gang of 5 who control the town Council, for all of your insider friends and blatant favoritism, for your secretive dealings and contempt for honest government, for your squandering of the people’s hard-earned money, and for your arrogance in presuming you can get away with it, I offer these words :

“It is high time for us to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.

Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God;

Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the people?

Ye sordid prostitutes, you have defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices.

Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you who were deputized here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves grievous!

So! In the name of God, go!”

(spoken by Oliver Cromwell in dismissing the tyrannical rump Parliament: 5/20/1653)

Anonymous said...

now we have prostitutes running the town?

Anonymous said...

Yes, political prostitutes. As Ronald Reagan said, "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."

Anonymous said...

I always thought tim was a whore

Anonymous said...

What special interests does Tim 'whore' for? The taxpayers, and honest and transparent government.

On the other hand, the list of private special interests for whom Matt, Matt, and Mike whore for are legion.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how something of this magnitude can get pushed through an executive session and not even discussed with the TC.
When you look at the financial impact these units could have on this town, that should have never gotten swept under the carpet.
It really sounds like some people, who have the ability to put together an executive session, are playing favoritism to some of their cronies.
I don't know how these people can sleep at night, knowing they are screwing the rest of the town so they and their friends can profit.
Very sad!

Anonymous said...

The purpose of executive sessions are to screww the residents and reward the Good Ole Boys.

Anonymous said...

and to teabag each other