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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.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Progressing from 2006/2010 Cronyism & Race

In the City of Coatesville with some exceptions the 4 year period between 2006 and 2010 was a time of near total change in the city administration office staff, police staff and fireman staff.

I think the Coatesville City Council that came in January of 2006 began a purge of City employees that with some exemptions changed City staff using a formula of cronyism 1st and race 2nd. I believe that fitness, training and qualifications for the job were for the most part not considered. And the result was 4 years of chaotic mismanagement that had no equal in Chester County.

I believe a firing and hiring policy based primarily cronyism and somewhat on race resulted in amazing financial unaccountability that among other things resulted in lost grants and financial known unknowns and financial unknown, unknowns. We began a forensic audit under District Attorney Joe Carroll done by Manny Dechter but Mr.Dechter was tossed out by City Council before his audit was complete. I guess the forensic audit made some people with political pull uncomfortable.

On the public safety side, in the years between 2006 and 2010 the City of Coatesville experienced a new crime wave and unprecedented arson fires.

The City Council that Coatesville now in place is for the most part a disaster cleanup crew cleaning up 2006 thru 2010. Our present Council may have made some wrong turns, but after coming to so many Coatesville City Council meetings everyone at the head table seems like family and I like all of them. You may disagree with them at times, but all of the people at the table try to do what is best for Coatesville.

Our police and fire departments need some work but they are coming around. Several development projects proposed more than a decade ago are finally in the ground or in progress. There may be fits and starts but I think the City of Coatesville finally has a bright future. 

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