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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.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A petition of 400 plus signatures was submitted to Coatesville City Council asking that Mr. Reed be placed on administrative leave

There were smaller issues but, as I see it, the water rate increase is what prompted the petition.
The Petition:
I don’t believe Coatesville Interim City Manager Ted Reed had much influence over the water rates. I do believe that he successfully argued for Coatesville homeowners at the PUC hearings.
The City of Coatesville already had the water and sewer infrastructure including the old sewage treatment plant for about 20,000 residents. We now have about 12,000.
The new sewage treatment was not needed for the City of Coatesville. It was built to supply the surrounding of townships.
If the citizens of Coatesville want to be angry at anyone it would be the surrounding communities that asked for the Sewer hookups.  But they were acting on the information given them by developers who intended to bring many thousands additional people into their municipalities.
The investment banks including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley's massive Ponzi scheme of mortgage derivatives collapsed. Not just the investment banks but the entire world banking system was on the verge of collapse.  The housing market did collapse.  We are slowly climbing back from nearly going over the precipice of a second Great Depression and the additional homes may never be built.
We now have a sewage treatment plant that is 300 to 1,000 percent larger than necessary.  The intended increased population of Parkesburg, and the townships of East Fallowfield, Caln, West Caln, Valley, Sadsbury, West Sadsbury, Highland and West Brandywine was supposed to pay for the sewage treatment plant. That might happen but it’s at least a decade in the future.  Coatesville has the largest amount of water and sewer customers. 

The property owners of Coatesville are stuck with most of the bill for a sewage treatment plant that is several thousand percent larger we will ever use.

At last night’s meeting Coatesville City Council president Ed Simpson said, “What surprised me is that from 2006 through 2009 we went through, in my opinion, the worst 4 years…that this City has experienced in a long time. And during that 4 year period there was never any petition. So now we have some stability we are working through trying to get rid of some of the problems that were created during the 4 year period and it just seems like… we can’t operate unless there is crisis and ciaos.  It’s surprising because we’ve been trying to stay out of the headlines. We feel that this council is doing a lot of the right things.” A recording is here:
I agree with Ed Simpson.
This City Council is bringing Coatesville back from the City Council that I believe gave us a tremendous increase in violent crime, almost a year of arson fires and successfully hindered every developer of the flats except for the Lehr and Walker approved power plant and Mosaic developers.
I did call for Harry Walker to keep on walking right out of Coatesville and asked for the resignations of all four of the “Bloc of Four”.
The missing $162,000 plus found by both the forensic auditor and Barbacane Thornton that was talked about at tonight’s meeting was from the 2008 budget when Harry Walker was City Manager and the “Bloc of Four” controlled City Council.
You have to understand that people who supported Coatesville’s redevelopment were regularly harassed and shouted down by the Saha supporters that filled up Coatesville City Council meetings. A lot of people grew tired and frightened by harassment and threats from Saha supporters. They just stopped coming to Coatesville City Council meetings.
Take a look at the “Bloc of Four” campaign manager, Pat Sellers’ “politics” here:

Were any White Nationalists involved in the “Bloc of Four’s” campaign?

I believe that because of the “bloc of four” and people that I believe are anti-government extremists who helped them in their election Coatesville has a reputation of being quietly friendly to drug dealers and openly hostile to developers, a small town for developers to absolutely avoid.
This new City Council is fighting to change that reputation and I think they can do it.
In early 2006 former US Prosecutor Tom Hogan told me that Coatesville was ready to flip over and then these new guys came in. He was talking about the “bloc of four”.
I think this new Coatesville City Council and Administration are turning Coatesville around. Let’s give them a little support.

Ed Simpson’s comments when the rate increase made it’s first appearance at the Coatesville City Council meeting:

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