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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA
I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Coatesville unanimously approves Chetty and Mosaic developments for brownfeild sites in Coatesville
The Coatesville City Council also unanimously approved Mosaic Development Partners LLC’s plans for the former steel company property south of the bridge.
Carl Chetty is a builder with a very long track record of successful developments.
Although Smallwood-Lewis and Reaves have experience working for a developer; Mosaic Development Partners LLC has no experience building anything. The two people that make up the company once worked for “The Goldenberg Group”.
Did they just decide to start out big and stumbled upon Coatesville? Or did they know someone in Coatesville? Did they know people in Coatesville through Smallwood’s former co-council on the case she was disbarred for; Attorney Michael Whitlow?
Whitlow had a law office within a 3 minute walk to Coatesville City Hall. Whitlow passed away in October of 2007 but was very much alive when he was Smallwood’s co-council. Whitlow was also one of the regulars in State Rep. Hennessey’s office "City Hall East" and a very big supporter of the Walker Administration.
“The Mosaic Flats Redevelopment Concept Plan” was created on May 30, 2008
Mosaic Development Partners LLC was created on July 7, 2008.
Mosaic Development Partners presented their “Flats Redevelopment Concept Plan” to the Coatesville RDA on July 21, 2008.
A copy of the “Mosaic Flats Redevelopment Concept Plan” dated "30 May 2008" is here:
The only information about Mosaic Development Partners anyone can find is a 4 page website, http://hstrial-greaves1.homestead.com/contact.html some things they presented here in Coatesville and their company:
“Mosaic Development Partners, LLC, Democratic Republic of the Congo (offshore registry) Created on July 7, 2008 at;
4950 Parkside Ave
Philadelphia PA 19131
All of the “experience” they talk about is with their former employer. They have no letters of recommendation from anyone employed by their former employer “The Goldenberg Group”. Did they leave on good terms?
And they do have possible connections to some of the city council members and city administration through Whitlow. Even if Mosaic does nothing with the property it may be worth a lot in a few years.
I think the best hope we as Coatesville residents have is that Chetty Builders will make a go of it and Mosaic will be dragged along. At the very least the site may be left a little easier for some company to develop.
There are three letters of recommendation for Leslie Smallwood-Lewis and
Greg Reaves here:
They gave a printout of this article to those at the Coatesville City Council meeting:
Friday, December 9, 2005
State backs retail center plan
Boost for long awaited West Philly project
Philadelphia Business Journal - by Peter Van Allen Staff Writer
There was also a copy of an Inquirer Article about “The Fresh Grocer” in West Philadelphia with no mention of Leslie Smallwood Lewis or Greg Reaves.
There is a Philadelphia Inquirer article not concerning Mosaic Development Partners but another company with little experience that started out big:
Developer leaving a legacy of failures
By Alan J. Heavens
Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Find this article at: