Kevin D Young wrote:[Mr Kindt. I cannot overstate the degree of respect I have for your writings and opinions. I think your defense of Anderson is rooted in the notion that he was under extreme pressure to conform. But Anderson could have found comfort and support by turning to those outside of city hall who stood in opposition of the sale. Anderson could have engaged in deeper conversations with citizens who were against the closing of the hospital. He could have recommended that the city join the lawsuit. He could have used all the information that SLH possessed, to counter what he was being fed to him by LHA members, Summers, et al. He could have come out publicly against the deal. He had that choice. He betrayed his city and he betrayed his own sense of what is truly right and wrong.
Nice post, but you stopped too soon.
Lakewood City Council has the power to investigate why they were lied to. Cindy Marx up for relection could simply call for an investigation, and instantly the files hidden from the public, would be available to them. They could see what Brian Essi and other residents and vvoters have worked their asses off for two years. They could simply look back, and tell us if they were fooled, lied to or complicit.
No one needs to see anyone in an orange jumpsuit, besides the real dirty deeds were done outside of city hall in support of them. False police reports, intimidation, working hard to keep members out of jail...
And this is where I am starting to fault every member of council. With everything that has been uncovered and in the open recently. The City could then move on. Listen we all get it, you are human, you didn't sign up for this, well you did. So let's look at the list.
I doubt that Councilman Bullock has even read any these agreements, he hasn't read the charter yet, why read that. He is a political oportunist, it is not rare in politics, and certainly is common in this town. Nowlin was distracted, though his running again makes one go, hmmmmmm. Cindy Marx knows the truth she ells it to select people, maybe she was in over her head, with her partners lying and misleading them about important issues. I know first hand David Anderson fought long and hard with the decision, but in the end caved to what he knows was a terrible deal. But now he also knows Essi and the Observer were right, "open the files, City Hall is morally bankrupt." Sam O'Leary lost, young Dem, sells his soul to be taken seriously, gets council president spot because the only thing council could agree on was not letting Bullock near it. FACT and bring me to Dan O'Malley, I leave Dan out of many of these discussions because the cabal, worked to keep him out, not allowing a now vote, hurrying things along in case he asked questions. Well now is the time to speak up. Litten who knows, he says less that Nowlin with no reason.
But they can heal the city and move us on.
As residents, we have every right to see the records, even the ones hidden, that we would need the FBI to see! WELL let's call them in and see the files. Let the court see the files, let the FBI see the files that Butler brags, "only the FBI can see those," OK, let's get them and stop bragging. You call for a proper investigation, Clear council's participation and your names, and we all move on.
Time for council to heal the city the mayor has zero interest in healing.
Tom Bullock, Sam O'lLeary, Cindy Marx, David Anderson, John Litten and Dan O'Malley you have all asked me repeatedly times, "How can we heal the city and bring it together."
It is so easy, it has been in your grasp all along, you were to blind to see it, and why you were elected. Any one of you can do this, you do not need a group.
Click your heels together three times and say, "Release the records, let's get the feds and courts to look it over."
You don't even need a pair, of these.