After all the hedging, dodging, humming and hawing about OPEN MEETINGS on SSA#19 and other taxpayer fundraisers, here’s what the Attorney General’s Office has to say about it...
On June 27, 2006 I received a rather demanding email asking that I delete my post that was actually Hugh’s post on TIF’s. The author stated it was ‘just blatantly false’. I dare that person to send an email request to delete this post. I offered to post the demander’s request on the blog, but didn’t receive a response. In fact, I didn’t receive a response to my response which was:
“I find it offensive that SSA's and TIFS are slid into effect without real community approval.I find it terribly offensive that meetings are held at 8:00-8:30 am or 6:00 pm to exclude the working, real taxpayers in your SSA's and TIF' meetings.
I find it offensive that my neighborhood doesn't really have a 'chamber of commerce'. The list goes on and on about the 'blatancy' of Devcorp and it's SSA#19 budget, street cleaning, and sidewalk planter arse benches, and motives. It's been a good fund raiser for DC but has done very little for NOH.
Thank you for removing that hideous lavender real estate advertisement of fellow member over the door. I suppose Aronson sold all the units and it's being repainted.
How do I get a copy of the board meeting minutes especially the annual report? If they're typewritten, they should be available by email, or does this require an FOI?
As for SSA#19 what are the old boundaries and what are the new boundaries? It appears to be 'growing', so I guess there's no rule on establishing an SSA and no rule on having the boundaries not creep outward? So I'll make my demand of you, delete SSA#19. And you speak of blatancy?
Regular Taxpaying Voter”
Naturally, ‘they’ don’t read the blogs, but are sent emails that we’ve posted blatant lies about their meetings and motives. Perhaps when someone notifies them that a black/white copy of the July 3, 2006 letter from the AG has been posted, then perhaps their meetings will be posted on their website(s) as well as on the building with the appropriate notice as written in the Open Meetings Act. (5 ILCS 120/2.02) (from Ch. 102, par. 42.02)
Now may I have the copy of the board meeting minutes and annual report I requested on June 30, 2006? You already know my email address.
Copy of letter contributed by Anne Sullivan