I am more ashamed now of Lincoln Park than I ever have been in the past week (how many more times will I say this). Judge Nancy Edmunds has agreed to the settlement that our attorney proposed, so the legal process for the Hustler Club is complete.
I would like to commend Councilmen Thomas Murphy and Michael Myers for bringing forth a “Resolution to Reject the Settlement Agreement between Papalas LLC & City of Lincoln Park and that a motion to the Federal Judge Nancy Edmunds set aside this order,” and I would like to commend Councilwoman Valerie Brady for voting with the pair.
I am deeply ashamed of Thomas McPartlin, Mark Kandes, and Mayor Vaslo. I am even more ashamed of Councilman Mario Disanto, who I thought would side with Murphy, Myers, and Brady.
I am DISGUSTED by Attorney Ed Zelenak and City Manager Steve Duchane (who doesn’t even live in Lincoln Park!) (and attorney Tamm – I’m not sure who they were talking about, and I couldn’t find a written copy of another attorney’s name – I was not at the meeting – I’m still up at Central Michigan, but I am contemplating coming home if this thing continues) for not having the city’s best interest at hand, but the plaintiff, the strip club. I am even more disgusted at Zelenak’s comment to Myers saying, “Councilman, I realize that you’re new to counsel….”
I would like to thank the council for agreeing to going to an outside for an attorney to review this settlement agreement.
This needs to be overturned immediately!
I now regret the way I voted in November – the people who voted against rescinding the settlement didn’t deserve my vote in hindsight, and I now would have voted for Michael Myers.
Videos of the meeting are available here: http://lincolnparkforums.com/index.php and disussion here: http://lincolnparkforums.com/showthread.php?t=16295.
I pray that the citizens of Lincoln Park express outrage over this.
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