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  • AFTERNOON UPDATE *** BREAKING NEWS *** NO INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC!

    Posted on November 29th, 2017 Becky 9 comments

    THEY “WORK FOR YOU”
    BUT NO PUBLIC INPUT!

         I have been working on a transcript of last night’s meeting. Tony Dastra at the end of the meeting spoke up about the lack of public input and the way the whole thing was handled with absolutely no advance warning to the public. He also brought up councilwoman Louise Williams who has been absent this entire year. I hope to have that and Council President John Graupera’s arrogant and lying responses as well.
         And then there is also the report given on the latest CRIZ meeting and money being handed out and racist LNP’s Marriott and the Convention Center – surprise – received a lot of it!
         I hope to have it all tomorrow and then back to the Lancaster Safety Coalition and their cameras and the unsolved murders and crimes.

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    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    CITY COUNCIL IS
    OUT OF CONTROL!

      

                               Barbara Wilson                     Chris Ballentine

         Lancaster City Council members voted last night to replace city councilwoman Barbara Wilson with no input whatsoever from the public. Wilson resigned last night with two years left in her term to become the Executive Director of the City Housing Authority. 
         In a move which the city council members had obviously planned well in advance they simply voted in Chris Ballentine to replace Wilson and said he would be sworn in today. Mayor elect and current city councilwoman Danene Sorace was absent from last night’s meeting with no explanation for her absence. 
         Ballentine was just elected to also be the City Treasurer.
         This is corruption on the highest levels and please check back for this developing story. You can view all of last night’s meeting on Tony Dastra’s “See-Thru City – Lancaster, PA” Facebook page (click here). Wilson’s announcement and the voting on her replacement takes place within the first 10 minutes of the meeting.

     

    9 responses to “AFTERNOON UPDATE *** BREAKING NEWS *** NO INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC!”

    1. Is Ballentine any relation to the Judge Ballentine who was under fire a few years ago?

    2. In all fairness Becky, Dale High may not have wanted Danene Sorace to be there.

    3. 🙂

    4. In my humble opinion, either Kevin Ressler or Tony Dastra should have been appointed to replace Ms Wilson. They are both intelligent young men who have creative solutions for dealing with Lancaster City’s many issues. Mr Ballantine was elected to serve as treasurer and he should serve as our treasurer. This life long democratic city resident is very disappointed in City Council’s actions last night.

    5. Seems to me that perhaps one of the LNP’s investigative journalists needs to investigate if the Sunshine Law was broken here.

      Oh. Wait…

    6. Lancaster city is governed by state and municipal election laws. Also by municipal laws for a second class city? off hand I don’t think a city treasurer can hold an elected position as well

    7. if barbra wilson is a do nothing at her elected position why would anyone appoint her to a board? she has no ethics.

    8. Anon: IIRC, Lancaster is a third class city. Unless that has been changed. I’m not sure where to look to confirm that. I know a few years ago I found it stated that it was a third class city.

    9. PS reason I mention their class rating is that third class city residents can mount referendums that limit private entities from getting public monies.