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St. Louis Post-Dispatch: More mayoral troubles in Overland

There are 14 comments on the www.stltoday.com story from Jun 7, 2007, titled St. Louis Post-Dispatch: More mayoral troubles in Overland. In it, www.stltoday.com reports that:

A lawsuit was filed Tuesday by an Overland mayoral candidate to disqualify an opponent for the August 7 special election. via St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Cardsfan

Barnhart, MO

#1 Jun 7, 2007
***Indeed, when Schneider decided last October to run for mayor, one of the first people he told was Conlon, "because I have a lot of respect for her," Schneider said.***

Now THAT'S politics for you! Keep your friends close and your enemies closer!

Since: Feb 07

Overland, Missouri

#2 Jun 12, 2007
I found that portion quite amusing as well. The other thing I find amusing is that though everyone blamed Councilperson Conlon for the election Ann Purzner because she filed last, the same people don't seem to have an issue with Councilperson Schneider.

Instead they point to October as the date he first committed to running, while ignoring the fact that Conlon had been talking about running again shortly after the April 2006 election.
Cardsfan

Fenton, MO

#3 Jun 12, 2007
They ought not have a problem with anybody, if you ask me, they are all about crookedness.
In one way or another, each and everyone of them would be willing to stab the other in the back if they could see a profit for themselves in there somewhere.

Since: Feb 07

Overland, Missouri

#4 Jun 13, 2007
Well, there is a difference between being hypocritical and being crooked. You can be both, but being one does not necessarily mean you are the other.

As for being Crooked, the sheer number of people who have had trouble with the law that have worked with, for, or been regularly associated with Former Mayor Purzner and crew seems far more sever than anything or anyone I have ever heard about in Overland politics outside of them.

From Vanishing Pork steaks to the misuse of police information and bribery, to the most recent child porn and child sodomy charges, the bulk of the people surrounding former Mayor Purzner are a bread all to themselves it seems.
Cardsfan

Fenton, MO

#5 Jun 14, 2007
You know Overland Sailor, your are right and from what I can see, there is not going to be an end to that realm anytime soon. It reminds me of the passing of the torch at the Olympics in a way.
You vote someone out and they have someone run.

You just had to bring up porksteaks didn't you?:)
grandma

United States

#6 Jun 14, 2007
I just hope that all people of Overland will get out and VOTE. Seems like there are a lot more people complaining at the council meetings than the number of citizens voting.

“GO CARDS!!”

Since: Jun 07

Overland MO

#7 Jun 14, 2007
WHOA! I just found out about the whole Tolen deal. Overland Sailor, I cannot believe the type of people involved here.
BTW, I have been "staying out of trouble" although it's not a very fun way to go! LOL
Now you probably know who I am if you didn't before!

Since: Feb 07

Overland, Missouri

#8 Jun 14, 2007
GRANDMA: Well, there we've been averaging about 250 people at council meetings and last election over 4000 voted (over 3000 in the previous election).

I hope the tend continues and 5000 vote in August but if I had to guess I would say we'd be lucky if you get 3000.

CARDSFAN: Actually, I only brought up to pork steak thing to illustrate the degree of issues from minor to major.

When if comes to who you are, I won't speculate. As far as I am concerned you are Cardsfan and you like using Topix.:-)

“GO CARDS!!”

Since: Jun 07

Overland MO

#9 Jun 15, 2007
Thank you Overland Sailor, now don't work too hard (yeah right:)) And I'm sure we'll talk in the next year or so!
And I got the porksteak comparison, it just so happened I was hungry :)

Since: Jul 07

United States

#10 Jul 9, 2007
What I find interesting is that nothing is said as to what caused the DOR to correct it self, if that is what it did.

From what I've seen, Conlon will dig for anything to get a court ruling in her favor to further her carrer. I think the reasoning given for Purzner's ouster was fairly well trumpted up, though I am unfamilar with the two gangs that seem to be battling here.

It sucks either way, and it really makes one want to avoid politics here.

Since: Feb 07

Overland, Missouri

#11 Jul 10, 2007
Purzner's Ouster was "Trumpted up"? You Seriously believe this? She repeatedly violated the law costing the City 10s of thousands of dollars in unnecessary lawsuits because the only legal advice she would listen too came from the lawyer who repeatedly lost these same cases.

I'm sorry, but Former Mayor Purzner, though she is a nice lady and has always been involved in local charities was clearly incompetent as Mayor.

Since: Jul 07

United States

#12 Jul 10, 2007
And you don't see that those suits were uneccessary? Conlon has been a whiney ***** ever since she lost, and has sought to win through court intervention what she could not through a popular vote. Does this suggest anything about her recent actions with regard to the current election?

Since: Feb 07

Overland, Missouri

#13 Jul 10, 2007
Those suits were entirely necessary. We have Laws, Statutes and Ordinances to ensure that the rules are followed by our elected officials in an effort to protect the public trust. Every suit against former Mayor Purzner was over her failure to follow those laws, statutes and ordinances.

As for your comments about Councilperson Conlon she was not involved in any of those suits against former Mayor Purzner. In fact, the group that spearheaded those suits seems to be the group spreading the most false information about her.

As for her petition (it was not a lawsuit) against Councilperson Schneider I did not like the way this was handled initially (I felt she should have discussed the matter with Councilman Schneider before taking legal action), but the bottom line is that it was an effort to ensure that a public official followed the law.

Interestingly, the petition was factually accurate when you consider the the Missouri Department of Revenue gave Mr. Schneider a bill for the 2006 personal property taxes that included interest and penalties from January 1st 2007. He paid that bill "under protest".

The case was won on a technicality. That being that since the DOR did not list him as behind on his taxes on the last day he could file as a candidate he was not in violation of the statute. The fact remains that the taxes were owed and they should have been paid (and now they have been).
Overland

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Jul 19, 2010
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