The City’s highly paid Law Director did not show up prepared for the city council meeting on July 14th and handed down incorrect advice on the legalities of rescinding or amending Ordinance 65-05.
Council President Moe Romeo made a motion to reconsider the legislation, seconded by Ward 3 Councilman Ed Icove. It seems these two were spearheading the attempt to derail the not so unsuspecting residents with the scheme.
Was this a calculated attempt to throw the public a curve ball? If council rescinded “point-of-sale” and it was removed from the November ballot, they could bring it back later in an amended form.
Please click on the videos below to view: Law Director gives incorrect legal assessment at South Euclid City Council meeting on July 14, 2008. Use both your computer and volume control arrow on the video itself:
Council President / Ward 2 Councilman Moe Romeo is not consistent with his “public” position on the “point-of-sale” legislation. He uses the classic “bait and switch” technique to attempt to sway voter support. At both his webpage on the City website, and in the most recent “Update” newsletter, he emphatically states that interior inspections are off the table. However, on July 14, 2008, he suggests to Council that they could amend “point-of-sale” to include INTERIOR as well.
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