Even with the outcome known we fight.

Yes one again the Equality Project is going to the Racine Ethics Board. You know that is filled with Mayor Dickert supporters known pals who work/worked on his campaign

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Both  Link Murphy and Doug Nicholson sit on the Ethics Board the Chair is Mary Wyant who does legal work (or her firm does) for the person we are bring up on Ethics Mary Osterman for actions she took as she sat and still sets on the City of Racine Ethics board.

The action was filed on Thursday 2/7/2014  and other then this email:

Mr. Clingman,

I am in receipt of your Ethics Complaint which was filed on 2-6-2014 with the City Clerk’s Office.  You do not need to make copies for the members.  I will be forwarding your complaint to the Chairman and she will advise me of how she wishes this to be handled.

Thanks

Mind you I will be writing an Email to the char asking that she and Mr. Murphy and Nicholson recuse themselves from any thing to do with this since Oserman worked as well on Mayor Dickers Campaign and I will find it hard to think they can be unbiased

My guess is that they will not and I then will see what action I can take if only in the field of Public Opinion.  You know show the city of Racine how I feel the Mayor’s pals protect him.

After this was field with the City. Copies were also given to the Journal Times  WRJN and to my good friend The Mayor of the City of Racine.

My guess is even with the info we have the Ethics board will see nothing wrong.

I believe  folks in the City  of Racine,Racine County, and the State of Wisconsin may think that in Racine WI petty corruption rules the day.

This is Racine after all. You know the City takes down the Streetlights and the Mayor goes to Mexico on your dime. Does your ass hurt?

Working on getting the documents posted

 

Wait as part of this as you may know I asked for a list of documents that I should be able to receive via open records

The Email requesting the records

Good Morning

I am asking for the following Open Records:

1) A list of all Paid Sponsors of Belle City TV from 1/1/13 to 12/1/13 
and the amount charged
2) The amount of money charged to  Ms Mary Osterman for her sponsorship 
packages for "advertising" of her store Copasetic
    located in Racine WI.
3) Copies of any contracts or Emails between Belle City TV and Ms. 
Osterman from 5/1/13 and 12/1/13.
4) The name of the person clearing the Viacom synicated programing 
running on Belle City TV over the last month
5) a list of all Racine area producers  as of 1/3/13

I understand that a reasonable charge maybe incurred if so I need to be 
contacted prior . Note  PDF copies would be fine would be fine

Thank You

Wayne Clingman
Reporter
Wisconsin Daily Independent

C/O
236 Jones St
Racine WI
53404
262-632-5336

 

This was send 12/4/13

 

The last Email I revived from the city on my request

Subject: RE: Open Records/Belle City tv/CAR 25
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:32:52 +0000
From: Letteney, Scott <Scott.Letteney@cityofracine.org>
To: wclingman@wi.rr.com<wclingman@wi.rr.com>
CC: Friedel, Thomas <Thomas.Friedel@cityofracine.org>, Johnson-Martin, Janice <Janice.Johnson-Martin@cityofracine.org>

Mr. Clingman,

 

        Thank you for your email.  We will have a cost estimate for you by early next week and the records will be available by the end of next week.

 

SRL

 

SCOTT R. LETTENEY

Deputy City Attorney

City of Racine, Wisconsin

 

PRIVILEGE AND CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE. This electronic transmission may contain work-product or information protected under the attorney-client privilege, both of which are protected from disclosure. This message is intended exclusively for the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If you are not the named addressee, you are not authorized to read, print, retain, copy, or disseminate this message or any part of it. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately by e-mail or telephone at 262-636-9115, and delete or destroy all copies of the message.  APPLICABILITY OF WISCONSIN PUBLIC RECORDS LAW. The City of Racine is subject to the Wisconsin Public Records law. Unless otherwise exempted from the public records law, senders and receivers of City of Racine e-mail should presume that e-mail is subject to release upon request, and is subject to state records retention requirements.To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.  Prefontaine

 

 

 

—–Original Message—–
From: wayne [mailto:wclingman@wi.rr.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2014 11:24 AM
To: Friedel, Thomas; Johnson-Martin, Janice; lori
Subject: Re: Open Records/Belle City tv/CAR 25

 

 

The information I was asking for was sent in on the 12/4/13 and other then being told there may be a delay in getting the information asked for. I have received nothing. What is the status of this request?

 

Thank you

 

Wayne Clingman

Reporter

Wisconsin Daily Independent

236 Jones St

Racine WI

53404

262-632-5336

 

 

 

 

 

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Note my Follow up to the City of Racine and the answer given and the dates

 

Its now 2/7/14

A letter to the D.A. about the lack of Records or cost for them is being written. If I can I will be asking for sanctions.

My question is what is the City trying to hide?

Your Being Fucked Editoral NSFW

Hope you enjoy sex and a lot of it, for your sure are being fucked and its not ending soon

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Not really willing to give it up for the Downtown or the mythical Boaters who are not  coming to Racine now and not going to be coming back well

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Sorry you do not have much of a say in this do you?

See the City and County of Racine have real issues mostly because the city of Racine has no money the City of Racine is over 200 Million in Debit that’s right over 200 Million the City of Racine is time and again #! in Unemployment and from reading Racine Exposed  we know that property values are dropping to the point that some buildings once worth over 500K that last year sold for less then 10% of that.   With that add the idea that the county has made little or no effort to seize for back taxes not homes but buildings in the downtown some owing over 5 years of taxes, this tells myself and others that property in Downtown Racine has little or no value.

So with all this going on what are we seeing our local leaders doing?  Cutting Costs  ? Selling unnecessary   Real Estate?

No

See  the City and County have a plan, the plan as I see it is invest $$ in the Marina  and we will pretend its working!

See right now our great County Executive spend good tax money to buy Reefpoint Marina. 6.2 Million  ( http://journaltimes.com/news/local/county-moves-closer-to-reefpoint-purchase/article_d4582b34-40aa-11e1-98b0-001871e3ce6c.html)   and the $$ quote ““Certainly, the economy’s not getting any better at the moment,” Pretasky said. “It was kind of a neutral investment; it hasn’t really done anything.””

Yes done anything well it has a restaurant that must be a huge generator of Rant right?

Sorry no see the county Budget tells us it pays no rent

2014 County Budget Revenues

Yes NO RENT must be nice no rent. I am sure Union Grove thinks this rocks.

Now in Union Grove there was a Feed Store selling to Farmers and others in Union Grove the place closed last year. Sad truly Sad a store serving Farmers closed. Might it been nice if THEY GOT FREE RENT?  Or can only places catering to “The Boaters” in the Downtown, the same downtown that many building owners  are behind on taxes get free rent well not free, see the tax payers are paying for that are we not?

But that’s not all!

Belle City Harbor yes the County want to get someone to develop this http://www.goracine.org/crepository/purchasing/Attachments%5C13-pw-012%5Cspecs.pdf

This great place where the Water is to low for most boating uses so the river would have to be dredged an older area so who knows how much Mr. X would have to come up with or maybe the County come up or the City/County with the money after all you exist to pay your taxes right!

See and that’s the end game.

What will the Local Governments  do well that’s easy.

Working together a plan will be thought of consultants will be hired bids will come in and $$ will be spend

The cynic in me thinks   that the plan will say great things and the powers that be will get on Dickert’s Network and lie and lie.

Money will be given to Good Old Boys who own companies so a few Union guys get $$ to spend change orders be given  to make sure the max Rape of the Tax payer will be done but at the end of the day all that happens is that you get fucked for a few Good Old Boys get $$ hey lets play a game:

Any bets that if the project is from the county the GOP folks from the county get the $$ and the City it be Mayor John Dickert pals?

Does your Ass hurt yet?

 

My score for predictions.

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1) Mayor John Dickert keeps Racine as the #1 City in Unemployment/\  Got that one He must be so proud!

2) A major employer in Racine tells it’s employees, that by 2015, the Company will be moved out of Racine/\  Lots of lay offs in the city and Johnson’s joined in so I say I am 50% right

3)  Delta Hawk will make little effort to hire more staff. The City makes no effort to “Claw Back” and funds used by Delta Hawk /\ 100% right on the mark what is going on at Delta Hawk?

4) Major issues with Porter’s Mayor Dicker tries to  fix by expanding the TIF. The effort fails

/\ Major issues as I see it time and again we got told it start soon still nothing… then who knows what is happening I say 50% right

5)  Issues over The 7th St Roundabout mirror The City Hall Bathrooms’s issues This becomes a major scandal  /\ big zip on this one

6) RiverWorks begins work on the Mound St overlook. Funding drys up. /\ big zip on this one too

7) The City loss of the Union law suit causes 35 employees to be laid off /\ we lost the case and appeal but no lay offs so 50%

8) The fight over CAR 25 results in two law suits /\ big zip here too but 2014 may change that

9) The Journal Times shuts the doors /\ wishful thinking on my part

10)  The City of Racine finds out the amount of the Settlement to “Bill” found to be over $150,000.

total cost to the City  of Racine will be found to be over $250,000  /\ off a bit in the total amount say another 50%

11) City of Racine buys Azarian for back taxes. /\  I think my talking about the possibility stopped that for now

Bonus

A elected City office gets divorced. The case will not be pretty /\ two went down one got ugly 2014 should bring more.

Well unlike Mayor Dickert and his bringing companies to Racine I did OK I give myself a C+ on my predictions