Friday, June 5, 2015

"He won’t vote, and won’t say why!!!”

From Racine Community Media:

"City of Racine official Doug Nicholson refuses to vote on Machinery Row and refuses to answer on why he won’t vote!!!"

"Racine- When asked by a Journal Times reporter why he chose to abstain from voting on the Machinery Row deal now, Nicholson responded with 'none of your business, I’m not saying why I’m not voting.'

"The Redevelopment Authority of Racine voted 3-0 Monday to accept the matching Wisconsin Coastal Management Grant, with RDA member Doug Nicholson abstaining for reasons he declined to disclose.

"The problem with all of this is that Mr. Nicholson is a PUBLIC OFFICIAL, he along with Mayor John Dickert, are both being accused in a Federal Court Case of Bribery, Extortion and Money Laundering. Mr. Nicholson in his official appointed position, REPRESENTS THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY!! So why the secrets? So why not tell the community why you are NOT voting? Has Mr. Nicholson been promised a development deal? Has Mr. Nicholson already put up money for a business in machinery row? Is this more 'insider trading on behalf of city officials?'

"When you disqualify yourself or abstain, you should not participate in any aspect of the decision-making process. The theory is that if it is inappropriate to vote on a matter, it is also inappropriate to participate in the discussion or in any other activity that could influence a colleague’s vote.

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1 comment:

legal stranger said...

Something isn't right about his failure to vote.
Perhaps time will reveal the truth.