Hey yall –
It has just been brought to public attention that members of the Monroe Park Conservancy Alice Massie, Ukrop, and Dray have all made campaign contributions to Charles Samuels.
Due to this obvious conflict of interest I am requesting that Samuels not be allowed to participate in votes regarding the MPC and that his decision to allow no public comment at today’s land use committee meeting and Monday’s city council meeting be revoked. Charles Samuels should have zero say on this matter.
Additionally John Baits of the MPC has donated to Hilbert and Robertson, and Ukrop has donated to Graziano, Baliles, and Hilbert. Mayor Jones also a board member has given $1025 to Ellen Robertson.
These council members should recuse themselves from any decision regarding Monroe Park or the Monroe Park Conservancy.
Thanks to Montigue Magruder and Silver Persinger for these discoveries.
Look for yourself here:
Robert Ukrop has also given to Graziano[$400], Hilbert [$500], Baliles [$200], and Samuels [$150] http://www.vpap.org/donors/profile/index/7730?cmte_type_1=all&cmte_type_2=all&end_year=2013&lookup_type=year&max_years=15&order=amount&page=2&start_year=1996&submenus=donors
Looks like Mosby is the only clean member of the Land Use Committee!