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Third time’s the charm – Citizens for the Future of Springfield Township

We received the second amended return for the pro-JEDZ PAC, Citizens for the Future of Springfield Township yesterday.  It’s a joke.  It’s become obvious to us that the board of elections isn’t going to do anything about their amateur reporting skills, and the Ohio Election Commission has bigger fish to fry, so we are just going to use the court of public opinion on this one.  Here is a copy of the report.

If you compare this report to the original filing and the first amended report they filed, you will notice that they changed what they needed to change in order to be in compliance. This does not change the fact that it was originally reported wrong and it seems to us that they are still in violation, and all this new amended report does is try to cover their violations up.

First, you will notice that they actually got the date of the election correct, I guess I have to give them kudos for that one.  Second, the original report and the first amended report both showed an illegal cash donation of $200 (donations more than $100 have to be in the form of a check).  So the treasurer, John Allen, now makes it look as if his wife contributed half of that.  Third, on the first amended report there was a check from the township seniors that was dated before the pre-primary filing deadline which would have put them over the $1000 threshold, requiring them to file a pre-primary campaign finance report.  In this new report, they simply changed the date.

It’s all a bunch of BS, but there’s nothing we can really do about it except shine a spotlight on all the shady stuff that is going on, for instance…  A simple search on the Clerk of Court website turns up that at least one of the poll workers they hired is a criminal.  Gojuan Spurling has an enormous rap sheet including theft, drugs, possession of a firearm under disability, felonious assault, you name it.  Over 40 municipal and common pleas cases.

Makes you wonder where they found these people, and what lengths they will go to in order to win an election.  It’s pretty sad…

Potential bad news – City of Mt. Healthy considering tax increase…

The JEDZ tax that passed in May is based on Mt. Healthy’s tax rate.  The contract states that the rate of the JEDZ tax (currently 1.5%, which is Mt. Healthy’s current tax rate) cannot exceed the rate that Mt. Healthy has.  Well, Mt. Healthy is most likely putting an issue on the ballot in November that raises that tax rate to 2%.  If that happens, the JEDZ board, without any voter approval in Springfield Township, can increase the JEDZ tax to 2% as well.

We’ve been ringing this bell for a long time, this is one of the many reasons we said the JEDZ tax was a bad idea.  Didn’t think our predictions would come true this quickly.  It’s a shame…

Here’s a link to an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer about the tax increase…

CIC meeting set for Wednesday morning has been canceled

We received a notice from the township that the CIC meeting scheduled for tomorrow morning at 8am has been canceled.  The next regular CIC meeting is going to be held on Wednesday, October 15 at 8am.  I have inquired as to the reason for the cancellation but have not received a response.

UPDATE – The township responded to my email stating that one of the board members is out of town and that there are no action items to be brought before the board and those are the reasons for the cancellation.

New central committee nominee – Mike Wilson

Great news!  Cincinnati Tea Party Founder, Mike Wilson, has agreed to be nominated for appointment for central committee in precinct Springfield-T.  This is one of the spots that was unfilled after the May primary election.  So we now have 6 of the 14 empty seats filled, only 8 more to go!  Here is the list of people we are nominating for open seats:

Alecia Bradford – Springfield-A
Theodore (Ted) Lierl – Springfield-N
Mike Wilson – Springfield-T
Ryan Gifford – Springfield-X
Phillip Rowe – Springfield-Y
Katherine (Kate) Blanton – Springfield-Z

Here is a list of seats that still need filled:

Springfield-E
Springfield-F
Springfield-I
Springfield-K
Springfield-L
Springfield-O
Springfield-P
Springfield-Q

If you or anyone you know might be interested in filling one of these open positions, please contact us!  It is vitally important that we get as many nominees for open seats as we can before the next executive committee meeting.

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