September 11, 2012 11:36 pm
Some really big issues popped up:
First Commissioner Patricia Williams has been contacted by the SAO concerning campaign donations- particularly for all of those from the HCT group. But yet tonight we hear she voted for the HCT contract extension. Has not learned lesson or bad advice from City Atty? Should have declared a conflict?
Big one but it is confusing-
At BC meeting on Aug 28 (10 am), the BC approved Resolution 2012-481 (Item 28) for reprogramming CDBG money. In that presentation was L Lakes (and others) requesting reprogramming money from Minor Home Repair to Parks Projects (it is in the attachment). Later that night at L Lakes (7pm), JA had Resolution 2012-95 to request the reprogramming on the agenda. JA had already submitted the change to the County before it was approved by the Comm- bypassed the Comm entirely.
That is the resolution where the Mayor broke the tie and did not know what he was voting on. Eric Haynes famous comments to the Mayor- “do you know what you just did.” And tonight (Sep 11- two weeks later) JA had Levoyd William make a motion to reconsider Resolution 2012-95 because JA is screwed.
Another wrinkle in this – Commissioner Edwina Coleman’s husband is on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. This Board suggested the projects and improvements that resulted in the reprogramming of the CDBG money taking it away from Minor Home Repair. Should she abstain from voitng because of the conflict? Not her….
When I asked for clarification, I was provided this…
On his own JA told BC to reprogram the CDBG funding and it was on the BC agenda on Aug 28. He does not have that authority- has to be approved by elected body.
Then he presented to his Comm after the fact to get approval. Got screwed as they amended the resolution.
Now trying to get it amended almost a month after the fact to save his ass.
Too late- it blew up in his face tonight. Word got out that BC had already approved it. EH knew and was trying to provide cover for him tonight.
Also- was he throwing a bone in the first place to one of his voting block- Comm Coleman- whose husband is on the Parks and Rec Advisory Board who suggested the changes in the first place. She did not abstain from voting.•••
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