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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.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Conditional and Finial Approval

This is on the agenda at tonight's Coatesville City Council meeting:
Regular Action Items
1. Receive a consider a Resolution approving the Preliminary and Final Land Development Plan, with conditions for the Land Development Plan, referencing the development of an Office Building and Hotel Redevelopment Project, located along Manor Road.

The last time the Coatesville City Council voted on a conditional and final approval of a major project it was for Chetty's "Pennock Place" at 3rd Avenue and Lincoln Highway. City Solicitor Andrew Lehr recommended voting against it.

From the Chester County Reporter, March 28, 2006
“Coatesville Council puts Chetty Development on hold”

“Johnson said he wanted to vote in favor of the project, but was acting on the advice of city Solicitor Andrew Lehr who said there were problems with some of the language in the resolution. Lehr said one of the conditions of the resolution was that a zoning variance is needed. The zoning hearing board, he said, meets on April 4.”

Coatesville council action delays building plan
Source: Benjamin Y. Lowe INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A major part of Coatesville's $600 million revitalization is on hold after City Council, on its solicitor's advice, declined last night to approve plans for a downtown condominium building.
The move has delayed builder Carl Chetty for at least a month. He has proposed building up to seven seven-story condominiums.
After he angrily walked out of last night's meeting, Chetty said that his patience was "wearing thin" with
Published on 2006-03-28, Page B03, Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)

“Schenk said he voted to table it because of advice from City Solicitor Andrew G. Lehr who said there were problems with some of the language in the resolution.”
The lot at 3rd Avenue and Lincoln Highway is vacant.

Did an alleged meeting at Chetty Headquarters in December of 2005 have anything to do with Mr. Lehr's recommendation against Chetty's building?
Ernie Campos speaking at the City of Coatesville Redevelopment Authority meeting July 17,2006:

Redevelopment Authority Minutes May 15, 2006

Redevelopment Authority Minutes June 19, 2006

Redevelopment Authority Minutes July 17, 2006

Agenda for tonight's Coatesville City Council meeting:

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