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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, July 14, 2009

About the Final Determination of the Pennsylvania Office of Public Records

I gave the report of the Finial Determination of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records to Coatesville City Council Chair Martin Eggleston at the Coatesville City Council Meeting last night. I asked if he had seen it before and he said no. He took the copy and said that he would make copies for all the other Coatesville City Council members.

It is very obvious to me that the sudden interest in public records by the City Administration is because of the finial determination of the Office of Open Records. And, the drop dead date for compliance to the Right to Know Law was June 26, 2009 only 4 days after the Coatesville City Council Meeting.

At the June 22nd Coatesville City Council Meeting I assumed that the Council members all knew about the finial determination of the Office of Open Records. I assumed that all the City Council Members were aware that the Administration was proposing the document shredding and appointment of a designated Open Records Officer because they were compelled to do so by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I was completely wrong on this assumption. I think that I can assume that the Coatesville City Council Members were completely in the dark about it.

Evidently, none of them read the Coatesville Dems Blog.

The finial determination is here:


This is me at the meeting:

I just learned that Kathleen Brady Shea and the Philadelphia Inquirer recently won another final determination of the Office of Open Records. It is not yet on the PA Office of Open Records website.

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