Dear Mark (cc Attorney Shapiro, Attorney Rosen, and The Somerville News Weekly),
Just before you hung up on me (you have quite a temper), you indicated that you were not inclined to change the date of the Deceptive Demolition Review Ordinance…..but that you were going to talk to some others about it before deciding the matter.
You indicated that you did not want to change the date because you “want to get it done.”
I said it has not been a transparent process, and you said it has been. And I said it is deceptively named, so people don’t know what it is at all, so it can’t be transparent.
It is clear that you greatly desire this ordinance to pass before we can organize against it.
That is pretty shady of you….since it blocks the political process.
First you misname it, and then you rush it through? Shameful.
Please respond to me with your decision to postpone or not at your earliest convenience.
Please also be aware that we will fight this in the courts if needed…..Joel and David know each other well at this point….and neither needs the extra work.
It seems entirely reasonable to just postpone it, and let people have the opportunity to organize their voice…..is that so unreasonable?
Disappointed in your unprofessional and perhaps illegal behavior,
Mouhab Z. Rizkallah