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.'
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.
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?'
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.
Reas more: http://racinecommunitymedia.tumblr.com/post/120634525743/he-wont-vote-and-wont-say-why-city-of