prolific 'Mayor-Green-can-do-no wrong' royal letter writers and his slate's paid slick PR people. Even more curious though was the signage on the door specifying a social media minding meeting! Really now? Come on!
The fact that Green is holding court regularly with his slate-mates & his partisan pilot fish is not to be unexpected. Clearly when you are running a U.S.-style, slick, big bucks centrally financed (by the real mayor) campaign to elect a slate you need to hold at least weekly meetings. Especially to discuss how to sell a slate as not being a slate! But to hold these meetings in the taxpayers' township hall only steps away from the Township Administration & Mayor's office (which the Mayor has the key for after hours) is, in this Editor's opinion, just blatantly stupid at minimum or even arrogant, presumptuous and wrong.
Isn't moving the Slate-mates into Township hall before the election just a little over the top? Or Are they just scouting out their office space and trying out the furniture in advance?
Look at the potential benefits though for the Green slate-mate election team. By holding their meetings there if an item comes up it's just a few steps from Township administration offices for them to access to any documentation, photocopying, etc., especially given that the mayor has a key!
A lot more tough questions could be asked like did they pay for the room? And at what rate? How many more bookings do they have? Are the slate bookings bumping community groups? Is the slate getting priority bookings?
No matter who booked the room, the Mayor's slate should under no circumstances have agreed to use the taxpayer's digs for their electioneering! This is just plain bad judgement in my opinion. If they're doing this now under cleverly disguised names like "Social Media Minding" I can just imagine what they will try to get away with if they are elected! Shudder the thought!
This now opens the floodgates for ALL the other candidates to hold their individual candidate election meetings at Township hall too. Lets see: 30+ meetings a week for 8 weeks. Great revenue generator for the township! Maybe we the taxpayers who own the hall should be charging 10 times the regular rate for politician's use of it (especially when they have Daddy Warbucks (the real mayor) slate financiers behind them)!
In conclusion this is just bad optics and questionable policy in this Editor's opinion. Obviously good judgement did not prevail in the slate's decision to use Taxpayer financed digs for their election campaigning.
The mayor's slate should apologize for their sheer arrogance on this.
By LFP Editor