Edgar CO. (ECWd) -
Mike Helstley was elected to office as a County Board member in November of 2012.
State law requires that he comply with the Open Meetings Act training and provide proof of that compliance to the County Clerk. (Click here for State Statute pertaining to training requirements)
For over a year we have attempted to get a copy of Mr. Helstley's proof of training as he continued to claim he had taken the training yet never would provide any proof of it. (Click Here for past article on this very point)
After the May 14th, 2014 statement of fact by Mike Helstley, I filed yet again, a FOIA for proof of his compliance with the OMA statute. So there is no confusion please watch the clip from the County Board meeting on May 14th, 2014 and see for yourself that Mr. Helstley did in fact claim he complied with the training.
"I HAVE ALREADY DONE IT! "
That was May 14th of 2014! Sadly for Mr. Helstley, the facts from the Attorney General's Public Access office, which maintains the records of compliance, proves yet again that Mr. Helstley's statement is not true, which means he lied once again. (Click here for a copy of the FOIA Request)
The fact is Mr. Helstley did not complete his training until May 30th, 2014 at 11:11 am, which is 1 1/2 years after his election and 15 months beyond the statutory requirement and yet he still insisted he complied when in fact he had not! (Click here for copy of training compliance and not the yellow highlited section!)
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So yet again the paper trail proves Mr. Helstley's word can not be trusted!
Mr. Helstley, please resign as you clearly have represented that your word cant be trusted and your entire purpose of getting into office was to push your personal agenda, which clearly is not to represent the peoples interests.
For a laundry list of lies and failures of Mr. Helstley Click Here