Sign The Petition
I have read and re-read the threat-letter of August 11th, 2008 and the cover up/excuse letter of early September so many times I think I'll remember them for the rest of my days. As I have stated before a number of times we don't have to worry about "hanging" them they have stretched out enough of their own rope to hang themselves 10 times over.
The one thing that sticks in my craw is that they are using our money basically to defend their un-defendable actions and to try to scare us into not opposing them! It would seem to me that they should provide us a level playing field and offer to send out opposition letters instead of us having to pay for them they could make available an equal sum of "OUR MONEY" to allow us the ability to communicate with all the citizens the same way they do! They keep telling us that they are acting in our best interests and they believe in democracy, blah, ba blah, blah, blah.
For that matter I wonder if it is even legal for them to spend "OUR MONEY" sending out threats and lies to us? Actually they are more like campaign material for an election. I don't think it is legal to use taxpayer money for political use and one thing for sure these letters are without a doubt political at least to me! Any of you Esquires out there know the answer to this question? Fill out the feedback if you can clarify this question.
The Village most definitely paid the postage. Permit 133, Amelia Ohio. Actually maybe an email to the Ohio Attorney General's office might be able to clear it up! I have sent the following email to Nancy H. Rogers, Attorney General, State of Ohio
September 15th, 2008
Attorney General Rogers:
Is it legal for a Village Mayor and Administrator to send out political and threatening letters to the residents and pay for these letters with Village funds.
I really dislike bothering you with what might seem to be a petty question but to those of us who live here it is important.
Thanks much for you kind consideration and for the fact that you office will accept questions such as this.
John M. Toren
I'll let you all know if and when I hear something back.
I received the following email back from the AG's Office:
Wrong place so I am moving this over to Under Investigation.