It just gets worse and worse. Check this out – Alder Maniaci’s last minute proposal for the James Madison Park Neighborhood was sent to EVERYONE, except the neighborhood.
This is the email she sent out less than 30 minutes before the plan commission last night and all the people that it went to. Somehow, she was unable to add two more email addresses – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
From: Maniaci, Bridget
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2012 5:07 PM
To: Roll, Rick; ALL ALDERS; Monks, Anne; ‘Cliff Goodhart’; ‘Dawn O’Kroley’; ‘Henry Lufler’; ‘John Harrington’; ‘Marsha Rummel ‘; ‘Melissa Huggins ‘; ‘Richard Slayton’; ‘Richard Wagner’; Rummel, Marsha; ‘Thomas DeChant’; Ethington, Ruth; Christian Odom; Colin Godding; Diane Milligan; Dina Corigliano; Michael Basford; Michael Gengler; Tina Warner-Hutchinson; Amy Rountree; Carole Schaeffer; Schmidt, Chris; Craig Stanley; Dave Porterfield; Diane Milligan; Eric Sundquist; Gary Brown; Gary Peterson; Janis Reek; KEN SAIKI DESIGN; Kevin Pomeroy; Ledell Zellers; Lisa Mackinnon; Melissa Huggins; Mike Slavney; Nan Fey; Randall Glysch; Ethington, Ruth; Rhodes-Conway,Satya; my arborhills; King, Steve; Steve Steinhoff; Stu Levitan; Aaron Crandall; Abby Davidson; Andrew Kell; Barbara Koechley; Beverly Conner; BJ Slanig; Brian Munson; Cathy Debevec; Chris Homburg; Chris Lukas; Colin Bowden; Brink, Curtis; Dace Zeps; Darrel Ramsey-Musolf; Dave Blown; David Nelsen; David Sparer; David Waugh; Deborah Aguado; Delora Newton; Denise Lamb; Dennis Bauer; Doug Carlson; Elizabeth Cwik; Fae Dremock; Fred Bartol; Fred Mohs; Gabriel Heck; Gari Berliot; George Hall; Jane Morri; Jeffery Bessmer; Jennifer Hagner; Jin Skrenty; Joan Laurion; John Hendrix; John Linck; John Sumi; Joseph Keyes; Kevin Little; Kurtis Welton; Larry Gleasman; Lou Host-Jablonski; M Matty; Mark Bergum; Rummel, Marsha; Mary Anglim; Michael Donnelly; Michael Jacob; Michael Varda; Michael Watson; Mike Lawton; Mike Mathews; Mingwei Huang; Mitchell Nussbaum; Nancy Beld; Nathan Wautier; VanRoy; Peter Falk; Peter Fiala; Peter Wolff; Phyllis Wilhelm; Rick Richards; Robbie Webber; Robert Mucci; Roger Guest; Sarah Elliot; Scott Faust; Sherman Hackbarth; Steven Sobiek; Sue Hoffenberg; Tammara Torres; Tom Favour; Twink Jan-McMahon; Dave Moran; Donna Sheehan; Jim Garner; Joanna Burish; John Hutchinson; Karen Thompson; Kristine Ashe; Leslie Watkins; Mary Carbine; Petit, Dave; Browder, Teena
Subject: RE: Brief Staff Memorandum-Zoning Code
Hello Plan Commissioners,
There’s been a lot of chatter regarding the James Madison Park area. This is what I will be proposing.
***I am not looking to change the housing density from conditional to permitted as some letters have indicated**
I will bring copies to the meeting.
I expect a full discussion.
See you soon.
The document attached is here. It was unanimously shot down by the plan commission last night, but that doesn’t mean she won’t try again at the council.
And, just so you know, I showed up last night at the plan commission meeting. Got a copy of the proposal but left, cuz I didn’t have hours to sit there – they were on number 5 an hour into the meeting. As I was leaving, I ran into my dear alder, and I had the proposal in my hand. She saw it and said “oh, did you get a copy of the proposal”. I kept walking while saying “does no good to give your constituents information after the public input on an item” and left. Of course letters to the plan commission may have inaccurate information if that information isn’t available to the public.
I was an alder for 8 years. There were a few of my constituents that I didn’t like so much and disagreed with often. But . . . I believed in open government and being fair. If I were in her position, I would have sent this info to the neighborhood listserves – even knowing that people might not like it. I would have held a neighborhood meeting on something this big. You can’t have a decent discussion without doing so and my colleagues would have killed me if I didn’t have this neighborhood discussion first and brought it to the council floor. And of course, I would have expected the same result at the plan commission without that process. These are just basics of doing your job.
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