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COD – Erin Birt still can’t figure out the Breuder severance vote –

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On January 26, 2015

DuPage Co. (ECWd)

In yet another fine example of what is wrong with COD, Chairman Birt provides deceptive and false information to local media and gets away with it, until now!

Quotes from the Daily Herald:

Birt, however, defended the vote. She said what’s happening Wednesday is “just a simple procedural thing” that the board needs to clarify.

Simple procedural thing? Really?

“We approved the contract. It’s still approved,” she said. “But we’re just doing it to comply with the Robert’s Rules and to clarify a procedural motion during the meeting that upon further review we noticed.”

We challenge Chairman Birt to cite the Robert’s Rule she claims they are going to comply with.  We also challenge her to recite the claimed procedural motion they “noticed”

If she can’t be transparent to the people then she should resign!

Birt insisted that what’s happening Wednesday has nothing to do with the agreement not being read aloud.  We complied with the Open Meetings Act, providing sufficient information about Dr. Breuder’s request to retire early,” she said.

Now we have to call it what it is,  a lie!  This meeting has everything to do with the Open Meetings Act violation and the fact we exposed their mistake in this article.

Now for the deception that the media failed to pick up on.  Birt claims they complied with the Open Meetings Act and then referred to the providing of sufficient information about Breuder’s request to retire early.

Sorry Birt!  That won’t cut it as the vote taken had NOTHING to do with a request to retire early.  The vote was for a contract addenda and she failed to provide sufficient information about that matter to the public, just as we claimed in our first article on her failure to follow the law again.

Claiming she complied with OMA, and referencing a request to retire, was nothing but deception and as a lawyer she should know better than to play games with the truth.



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  • David J.
    Posted at 10:31h, 27 January Reply

    Your take on the “facts” are completely off base. Chairman Birt is doing best job she is able to do in a difficult situation, one that is made more difficult by the foolish actions of Katherine Hamilton.

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 10:50h, 27 January Reply

      David J. – It is obvious that you have absolutely no clue what the facts are in this situation.

    • Kirk Allen
      Posted at 11:57h, 27 January Reply

      David J. Birt REF– USED to recite any details after Hamilton requested her to. This is not about Hamilton. Birt FAILED to comply with the law in spite of not only Hamiltons request but one other board member as well!

      • Mike Kaye
        Posted at 14:34h, 27 January Reply

        Breuder & Birt should be stamping out license plates in Pontiac Illinois!!

  • Dave
    Posted at 10:35h, 27 January Reply

    That guy with the funny mustache stated “If you tell a lie long and loud enough, people will eventually start to believe it” Apparently Erin has the same policy. For some reason the word pathological comes to mind.

  • Geo. Barraclough
    Posted at 14:08h, 27 January Reply

    David J.

    I agree with you 100%. Erin Birt is doing the best job she is able to do in a difficult situation. Unfortunately, she is completely out of her depth.

  • Roger Ballaban
    Posted at 20:17h, 29 January Reply

    I’m afraid Erin “bird brain” Birt couldn’t find her briefs in her underwear drawer…much less conduct an honest meeting. What an embarrassing moment for this foolish woman. Next stop: mass resignation of the board that has proved not only its own ignorance.. but its complicity in crooked dealings.

    I hope you fine citizens load a large packet of press clippings and send it to the attorney discipline people in Springfield with a copy to the supreme court, so they can see how their “sworn” officer of the court is doing in her other capacity.

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