At the CCM on 9-9-2014 8-B on the agenda 3 foreclosed properties from Wayne county for $20,140.76. Council approved this, but taxpayers of Dearborn Heights would you be interested to know that the council had already approved that by doing a vote via email. That’s right and the check was cut and delivered to Wayne county. What we all saw last night at the council meeting was just a show. What you dear public are watching during that vote is a fantasy. Now I’m sure this was time sensitive and had to be done ASAP. When did the Mayor get notified of these homes? I don’t know, but the Council Chair could have called for an emergency meeting on camera and voted it. While the council and this Mayor want to deny us our rights to have better communication, while certain council members insult us for asking for it. They have no problem using this ‘technology’ when it’s convenient for them. How many times over the years has this happened and we have no idea that it did? How many times have they played out this show for us? The new normal to violate the opens meetings act. Then I think at the very least that vote done by email and any correspondence should have been added to the agenda for all of us to see.
They haven’t brought this type of voting before the residents to ask us how we feel about it. The Mayor made it very clear last night that this will be happening again when properties come up to buy. Another words when this happens we can vote via email again guys. Guess what, this is only the beginning whats to stop them from doing it for other things? Nothing. Once it’s done it can be done again and again. All of us never the wiser to whats taken place just like last night. I say NO to that as a taxpayer I’m asking for the Council Chair to post all email correspondence from,
All meetings of a public body shall be open to the public and shall be held in a place available
to the general public. All persons shall be permitted to attend any meeting except as otherwise provided in this
1. Council chair to all council members
2 Responses from council members and council chair
3. Any written questions to council chair, the Mayor or any attorney
4. The vote and how the vote was done was this done on a conference call or by email?
5. All correspondence with the Treasurer of Dearborn Heights, and any correspondence with the Wayne County treasurer.
I want the written law showing that the council chair, the Mayor, and the council had a right to do this. If there isn’t a written law what punishment is available to the residents against the elected officials in the City of Dearborn Heights.
#violation #openmeetingsact #dearbornheights
Up Date, The City was notified via email on July 2, 2014 about these homes more than enough time to put on the agenda in July, August. No reason I can see for the Email Vote…