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LAID BARE:Butler, et al Snookered Anderson on Executive Sessions & Thompson Hine?

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:14 am
by Brian Essi
What: A heavily redacted public record dated March 31, 2015 just released August 16, 2017.

Butler et al Snookered Anderson.pdf
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What are Butler and Anderson still hiding about their March 31, 2015 email chat?

In the March 31, 2015 email, Anderson complains that he's "way behind in understanding" and would have liked to have met with Thompson Hine (after he learned that Summers, Pae, SIley and Madigan met with Thompson Hine behind his back).

Thompson Hine was supposed to be legal counsel for City Council, but that turned out to be a lie----Anderson knew it but did nothing to stop it.

The newly released record provided more context to the following April 6, 2015 COW recording and provides the following take aways:

1. At the 30 minute mark, Anderson complains about executive being called to "Review the LOI" when in fact it was to discuss the Thompson Hine engagement that Anderson says could have been done openly---So Anderson believed the general reason given to go into executive sessions, i.e. to discuss he LOI, was a pretext to discuss other matters in executive sessions that were not legal, but he has written on the Deck (likely waiving attorney client privilege) that Thompson Hine said this was all somehow kosher.

2. At the 28 minute mark, Butler says Council can always "report back" to the public about what was discussed in executive sessions---If so, why hasn't anyone on Council reported back on what happened in the 20+ executive sessions--most of which occurred two years ago?

3. Madigan claimed that Thompson Hine was to be "legal counsel for City Council" but then admitted that she, Summers, Pae, and SIley all met with Thompson Hine behind the backs of other Council members prior to meeting with council.

http://www.onelakewood.com/wp-content/u ... -06-15.mp3

Now exactly, who was Thompson Hine representing anyway?

Re: LAID BARE:Butler, et al Snookered Anderson on Executive Sessions & Thompson Hine?

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:12 am
by Mark Kindt
This document is continuing support for my view that one "knowledge group" of insiders excluded other elected officials from information relevant to the secret decision made at LHA to transfer the assets of Lakewood Hospital to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation while improperly excluding the one bidder (Metro) that would maintain Lakewood Hospital as a continuing going concern.

In the interest of good government, do we really want a city administration that excludes selected council-members from their elected deliberative responsibilities. Probably not.

Re: LAID BARE:Butler, et al Snookered Anderson on Executive Sessions & Thompson Hine?

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:31 am
by Lori Allen _
Brian,

Thanks for keeping us updated on the records request.

I think it is time for some persons to stop protecting some council members by saying that they were "kept in the dark'"

They may have been kept in the dark for a short time in the beginning, but, they all agreed to the final outcome.

I believe that the entire council knew this "deal" was immoral, and especially illegal. They all chose to go along with the Summers Gang instead of going to the proper authorities and reporting it. Wow! This really says a lot about how the council members feel about the citizens of Lakewood who they were supposed to be serving and protecting.

There is no excuse at all for these alleged criminals. They should do the citizens of Lakewood a favor and tell the truth and then resign. ( If they don't go to jail first! )

Re: LAID BARE:Butler, et al Snookered Anderson on Executive Sessions & Thompson Hine?

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:45 am
by Lori Allen _
Surgical Development Partners were interested in purchasing the hospital and were shut out completely.

I believe Metro's offer was just for show. Mr. Armond Budish, ( AKA, Mary Louise Madigan's boss and one of Mr. Summer's best friends), is County Commissioner, which makes him in charge of Metro Health.

With all the incriminating E-mails starting to come out, and an investigation currently taking place by the Ohio Attorney General, I believe that soon, we will know the truth.