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"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"
aka "Miss Victory"

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Score One For The People! City Councilor Resigns Office Over His Residency Fraud


At the August 6th City Council Meeting several protestor did manage to get into the auditorium including two courageous gentlemen who knew of councilor Patrice Abdullah's residency fraud. They stood in the back of the auditorium and publicly shouted that Abdullah did not live in the district he represents and is required by law to live within.

The next day, local blogger attorney Gary Welsh reported on his Advance Indiana blog the residency issue and provided proof along with photos of the residence in question. Over the next week, Gary continued to dig into Abdullah's closet and wrote several more posts. His research included pictures of his yard. Another blog entry included research that election clerk, Beth White (D), knew of his residency fraud, and answers questions concerning zoning and building code compliance at Abdullah's residence as well as his deliquent property taxes.
Kudos to patriot, Gary Welsh for compiling all this research. Gary's research was picked up by Mary Milz at WTHR and by the Indy Star. Neither source gave direct credit to Gary and the activists for breaking the story, which we feel is a very important part of the story.

Patrice Abdullah's resignation is proof positive that citizen activism and pressure DOES work! It proves we have POWER to hold our elected officials to obey the rule of the law. There will be many more victories in the future the People continue to stand in unity. Next we must force the City Council to remove the County Option Increase Tax that was approved on July 23rd in opposition to the People's demands. By removing the illegal vote of Patrice Abdullah, it means the vote to increase your tax does not stand.

The next CCC meeting is Monday August 27th at 7pm. We're planning to be there at 5:30 with signs to make our demands known that we do not accept Patrice Abdullah's illegal vote to raise our tax!

1 comment:

Taxpayer said...

Congratulations to all the courageous folks who pursued this AND WON! The People CAN make a difference -- let's keep it up!