A City Councilor finally brings up the ‘C’ word

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As I suspected all along (even before I agreed to get on board with this) the city would consider challenging us in court. My suspicians got stronger when the City Attorney said he WOULD NOT give an opinion on the matter. Of course not, how can he challenge us if he would to publicly admit that what we are doing is OK? But finally, Councilor Costello brought it to a face;

Councilor Pat Costello said Monday there’s a “difference of opinion” about whether the group had a six-month deadline.

“When the petitions are filed, a determination will be made,” he said. “If it needs to go to court, it will go to court.

And that’s how a majority of this council and mayor treat their citizens, as the enemy. Ordinances, elections and citizenry initiatives are done to protect the interests of the citizens NOT the interests of beauracrats, that’s why this initiative scares the crap out of them, they don’t like their ill-informed decisions questioned. Yet they will shamefully use our tax money to fight their own citizens. We obviously need a housecleaning in 2010. The first thing our new mayor needs to do is replace the entire city attorney’s office.

I did find this part of the article humorous though;

City Council Chairman Bob Litz deferred comment to the city attorney’s office. Earlier this month, Litz said that Stehly and her crew had “played the game (and lost)” but had not made the deadline. Stehly responded Monday: “Tell Bob Litz the game is in overtime.”

Hey, Bob? How does that crow taste?



5 comments ↓

#1 John2 on 04.21.09 at 2:50 pm

Public attorneys are always quick to whiz away tax dollars in red herring court pursuits.

#2 redhatterb on 04.21.09 at 6:47 pm

I’m all for bringing this to a vote. The council seems to think they have the right to tell people how to spend their money.

#3 l3wis on 04.22.09 at 6:16 am

We are going to try, but like I said, I think there will be a challenge.

#4 Plaintiff Guy on 04.23.09 at 7:14 pm

The city attorney’s office has exhausted $100,000 pursuing me for a $200 fine. It’s all about beauracratic egos. Home rule should be repealed to restore democracy of, by, and for the people. The marxist city attorney’s office needs a complete overhaul.

#5 l3wis on 04.24.09 at 6:11 am

Marxist? You are giving them to much credit. More like Fascist.

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