Gary Law for Alderman

Since: Nov 08

Mattoon, IL

#62 Mar 31, 2013
Vote---Vote---Vote!!!
PThirT8

Loves Park, IL

#63 Mar 31, 2013
Clear Distinction
Weber Never Came = Non Resident
Bob O Never Left = Resident
Big Difference
Vet

Shelbyville, IL

#64 Mar 31, 2013
The difference is "you have a man(Law) voting to increase his own pension at taxpayers expense"
PThirT8

Champaign, IL

#65 Mar 31, 2013
Right, Vet.

Taxpayers need to End the Conflict.

All they got to do is Vote the self dealer out.

Since: Nov 08

Mattoon, IL

#66 Apr 1, 2013
THE TIME HAS COME!!! It is time for the citizens of Litchfield to take their city back. Get rid of these tax and spend officials, the Mayor needs to be replaced,(A Vote for Leonard is a good choice for honesty in office) and in turn the city mis-administrator needs to be done away with (big saving of tax money), plus a vote for Ostendorf will go a long way towards curbing some of the useless and wasteful spending (and bobble heading) being done by the famous 4 and the mayor!!!
Also the number of employees in all departments needs to be looked at very close!

""VOTE"" "VOTE"" ""VOTE"" ""VOTE"" ""VOTE"" "" VOTE""

Remember if you don't vote don't bitch about the outcome!
3rd Warder

Mattoon, IL

#67 Apr 1, 2013
Fed up tax payer wrote:
I under stand they are going to discuss conflict of interest at next city counsel meeting.May be this will be brought up. But I don't think andy wants to talk about laws conflict of VOTING. LOL
Tabled until the May meeting and included "whistleblower" policy and record retentions.

timing of such policies makes it look like someone's been reading bluebox and topix.

what concerns me with this is: pushing it to May...after the election; and since the it's a "motion to approve", what is being rewritten (redefined) that would require a vote?
PThirT8

Chicago, IL

#68 Apr 1, 2013
Any Alderman that would ignore Conflicts of Interest, Vote Anyway, and expose himself to Personal Liability and his family to financial loss, should not be given the Public Trust to properly manage taxpayer funds and exercise good judgment on behalf of the citizens.

End the Conflicts - Vote
3rd Warder

Mattoon, IL

#69 Apr 1, 2013
According to the paper, Law broke ranks and voted for the tabling along with Sisson, Ellinger, and Gerl.

Law also broke ranks on the waiving of a 2nd reading on another motion. He was the lone No vote.

While these are interesting changes for Law, it's still too little, too late.

If the only reason (shown so far) to vote for Law is that he lives here more than Bob; there is no real reason to vote for Law.

City Hall cleanup begins April 9.
PThirT8

Chicago, IL

#70 Apr 1, 2013
Should be no surprise that Conflicts of Interest Violator would Vote to Avoid Discussion of Conflicts of Interest.
Confession Maybe ?

Since: Nov 08

Mattoon, IL

#71 Apr 2, 2013
3rd Warder wrote:
<quoted text>
Tabled until the May meeting and included "whistleblower" policy and record retentions.
timing of such policies makes it look like someone's been reading bluebox and topix.
what concerns me with this is: pushing it to May...after the election; and since the it's a "motion to approve", what is being rewritten (redefined) that would require a vote?
Everyone should go to ( asiseeit.com ) and read the information that is there for your use, the folks at asiseeit.com seem to know what they are talking about, and I feel sure that a lot of time goes into checking out this information for truth.(THEY HAVE NOT BEEN SUED)
They don't always use given names, but if you follow the news in the newsless herald at all, you will have a darn good idea who is being referred to!!

""VOTE"" ""VOTE"" ""VOTE"" ""VOTE"" ""VOTE"" ""VOTE""
fatboizs

Mattoon, IL

#72 Apr 2, 2013
I hope the BLUE BOX has a breakdown on the latest ad that JONES had in the paper, That has to be some of the funnest I DID bullshit ever written.
Red Neckerson

Mattoon, IL

#73 Apr 3, 2013
CONFLICT OF INTEREST...

Article 30.19 of your Ordinances and Resolutions.

"No Alderman shall vote on any motion, resolution, or question in which he or she has a personal, private, or pecuniary interest as defined by the Illinois Compiled Statures. On all other questions all the Aldermen shall vote, unless excused by the Council."
(1983 Code, 2-35) penalty, see 10.99

This local ordinance links back to the Illinois Compiled Statutes and I am sure this is bordering on being a felony.

I personally would not have the gall to take money from the taxpayers if I were the one who allocates it. I would excuse myself. Conflict of interest is the same as stealing and that is why the ICS are so strong about it..
Red Neckerson

Mattoon, IL

#74 Apr 3, 2013
Previous Illinois Governor Ryan is in Federal Pen because he played the Conflict of Interest game and lost. This is pretty serious and an alderman should read his book of Ordinances, or not be there.

Right now, you have two firemen or ex firemen on the council making or preserving their own benefits.

That is probably not going to change in the next election.

This is pretty sad that firemen come on board and make their own monetary benefits.
Red Neckerson

Mattoon, IL

#75 Apr 3, 2013
"City Hall Cleanup" won't happen if people don't go vote.
3rd Warder wrote:
According to the paper, Law broke ranks and voted for the tabling along with Sisson, Ellinger, and Gerl.
Law also broke ranks on the waiving of a 2nd reading on another motion. He was the lone No vote.
While these are interesting changes for Law, it's still too little, too late.
If the only reason (shown so far) to vote for Law is that he lives here more than Bob; there is no real reason to vote for Law.
City Hall cleanup begins April 9.
PThirT8

Chicago, IL

#76 Apr 3, 2013
Agree - Vote for Cleanup

There have been no positive changes by the Conflict Violator.

In fact, the two council votes referred to above actually highlight the conflicts and self dealing .

One vote appears designed to avoid discussing Conflicts.

The other vote appears to be revenge motivated against non supporter{s}.

Stop the Conflicts - Vote the self dealing full time city employee out.

Vote Tuesday ( for Bob O.)

Red Neckerson

Mattoon, IL

#77 Apr 3, 2013
Got my hair cut from Bob O once and you don't have to listen to him too long before you know that his interests in Litchfield are way out ahead of his opponents. His opponent only seems concerned for himself.
FYI

Taylorville, IL

#78 Apr 3, 2013
THE ILLINOIS TORT IMMUNITY ACT
Most of the statutory protections for local governments and officials against lawsuits are found in the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act (usually referred to as the “Tort Immunity Act” found at 745 ILCS 10/). The Act sets out an extensive list of immunities for local governments and their officials and employees.

Supervisory Immunity: The Tort Immunity Act provides that neither a local public entity nor a public employee is liable for an injury caused by a failure to supervise an activity on, or the use of, any public property unless (1) a duty to supervise is imposed by common law, statute, ordinance, code or regulation; and (2) the entity or employee is guilty of willful and wanton conduct that proximately caused the injury.(745 ILCS 10/3-108(b)).

Discretionary Immunity: Local governments and their employees have absolute immunity for discretionary decisions. This is because public officials should be allowed to exercise their judgment without fear that a good-faith mistake might subject them to a lawsuit.(745 ILCS 10/2-201).

Immunity for Adopting or Failing to Adopt any Law: The Tort Immunity Act gives immunity to local public entities and their employees for injuries caused by the adoption of or the failure to adopt a law or the failure to enforce any law.(745 ILCS 10/2-103, 2-205).

Immunity Concerning Permits, Licenses, or Permits: The Tort Immunity Act grants immunity to governmental entities and their employees from claims that result from the issuance, denial, suspension or revocation, or the failure or refusal to issue, deny, suspend or revoke any permit, license, certificate, approval, order or similar authorization—regardless of whether the authorization or permit should have been issued, denied, suspended, or revoked.(745 ILCS 10/2-104, 2-206).

Immunity for the Inspection of Property: The Tort Immunity Act provides immunity to governmental entities and their employees from claims arising out of an alleged failure to make an inspection or by reason of an inadequate or negligent inspection of any property, other than its own, for the purpose of determining whether the property complies with or violates any enactment or poses a hazard to health or safety.(745 ILCS 10/2-105, 2-207).

Immunity Concerning Administrative Proceedings: The Tort Immunity Act provides immunity to a public employee from claims that arise out of the institution or prosecution of any judicial or administrative proceeding within the scope of the public employee’s employment unless the employee acts maliciously and without probable cause.(745 ILCS 10/2-208).
Red Neckerson

Mattoon, IL

#79 Apr 3, 2013
CONFLICT OF INTEREST...

Article 30.19 of your Ordinances and Resolutions.

"No Alderman shall vote on any motion, resolution, or question in which he or she has a personal, private, or pecuniary interest as defined by the Illinois Compiled Statures. On all other questions all the Aldermen shall vote, unless excused by the Council."
(1983 Code, 2-35) penalty, see 10.99

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A person should take this very serious because if they were ever convicted of a felony for conflict of interest, they will lose all of their pension.

Ask former Governor Ryan. When he gets out of the pen, he will have very little to keep him for the rest of his life.

In Litchfields case, the mayor is at fault. He should call him out of order if he attempts to vote on issues that affect him..
CPO Sharkey

Mattoon, IL

#80 Apr 3, 2013
Seen the add in the paper tonight on the last page. I would have to agree with the quote at the bottom of the add. Comes back to the conflict's, that any "Decisions I make effect my family" yep all that work for the City, including you to Mr. Law.
3rd Warder

Mattoon, IL

#81 Apr 3, 2013
CPO Sharkey wrote:
Seen the add in the paper tonight on the last page. I would have to agree with the quote at the bottom of the add. Comes back to the conflict's, that any "Decisions I make effect my family" yep all that work for the City, including you to Mr. Law.
That's what we've been saying! Too funny. At least he was honest.
Heard someone wanted to put a truthful ad in the paper was told no.

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