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!
"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.