The more we know about efforts by officials in Racine to shield public records from public view, the more outrageous it seems. SECRET COURT VIDEO
Anyone who opposes Secret Courts, Secret Records, Secret Government, Secret Meetings by public officials elected or not, should sign this petition.
We the undersigned, hereby petition the Racine WI. City Council to do a complete performance review of City Attorney Scott Letteney for the purpose of removing him from office for misconduct, malfeasance and other violations of the City's Municipal Codes. We allege that Mr. Letteney has acted in a corrupt and incompetent manner and thereby inflicted multiple and heavy financial and social damages on the city and its citizens and on our confidence in city government. Under Letteney's supervision, systems and procedures are in place to thwart, hinder and impede the general public's right to know. In secrecy.
"Let us be clear about what has happened. City Attorney Letteney, with Judge Gasiorkiewicz's help, has wasted many thousands of taxpayer dollars to embrace a shocking level of official secrecy.
But the wrong that has been done here has not yet been righted. There ought to be consequences for the bad judgment shown by Letteney and Gasiorkiewicz. Bill Lueders president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council.
"In my 56 years in the news business, including a 15-year stint as president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, I've witnessed some bizarre attempts by government officials to keep information from the public they're supposed to serve — but the one that's currently dragging on in Racine County clearly takes the cake. Editor Emeritus Dave Zweifel The Capital Times
"This whole episode is a disgrace to the City of Racine, an insult to taxpayers and a waste of money. It calls into question the judgment of the city attorney and his reasoning for pursuing such a misguided venture when he went before a closed session meeting of city aldermen in the fall of 2017." Racine Journal Times Editorial Board