Saturday, August 23, 2014

6400 Uptown Blvd, a money pit? Winter won't say; never has, never will.

If there is nothing to hide, why hide anything?
Who spent how much and on what during a time when Meyners auditors found;
  1. inadequate standards
  2. inadequate accountability to inadequate standards and
  3. inadequate record keeping;
the trifecta of public corruption and embezzlement?
A great deal of money has been spent at 6400 Uptown Blvd. The same dollars could have been spent on spaces of use to students and teachers.

The twin towers were purchased years ago, after promising taxpayers that new apartments in the sky would actually save them money.  They promised; we'll occupy half and rent out half; it will be great. Then they filled both buildings to overflowing.

Brooks promised to have the truth
about the $800 chairs "by noon"
a long, long, long time ago.
They have not saved taxpayers money, they have hardwood paneled their offices.  They have spent, I'm told and they won't deny, $800 a piece for the rolling chairs that board members sit in twice a month.

This is a test of Brad Winter's mettle.  And of the school board that just voted unanimously, to put the second in command in charge of the cover up.

Every investigation that is done between now and the school board elections and hiring of the new superintendent, will be done under Brad Winter's control.  The findings will be secret because he and they will hire lawyers to investigate rather than a less expensive private eye, and then claim lawyer client privilege.

Lawyer client privilege belongs to the client.  The client can tell the whole truth and nothing but the ethically redacted truth if they want to.  The client is allowed to hide the truth, not required to hide the truth.

Why won't Brad Winter produce a candid, forthright and honest accounting of spending at 6400 Uptown Blvd?  Is it possible that one such, doesn't even exist?

Do you have any interest at all in knowing how millions and millions and millions of dollars have been spent in a building you can't get into, if they decide to keep you out.

Brad Winter, Steve Tellez, and their Praetorian Guard; a publicly
funded private police force, standing between the the people and
the truth about their squandering of our trust and treasure.
You have a Constitutionally protected human right to speak during the public forum at the next school board meeting, and the next and the next.

You have a right and responsibility to ask for, to demand, that Brad Winter produce a candid, forthright and honest accounting of the money that has been spent at 6400 Uptown.

From the unjustifiable new board room to the $250K they spent installing Kevlar between them the podium from which speakers might embarrass, shame or indict them, and then pull out a gun and start shooting at them.

This after making their way through the most heavily secured and surveilled spaces in the APS; the front doors of their castle keep.

Demand candor, forthrightness and honesty.

The "leadership" of the APS expects candor, forthrightness and honesty from students in the student standards they adopt and have adopted annually since 1994; the Pillars of Character Counts!; a nationally recognized, accepted and respected code of ethical conduct; link.

They are the senior-most role models of student standards of conduct.  They are obliged to role model honest accountability to the standards they establish and enforce upon students.  Whether they like it, whether they agree with it,  and whether their friends in the credentialed media will expose them for their abdication from role model responsibilities.

The day Brad Winter comes up with a candid, forthright and
honest accounting of spending at 6400 Uptown, is the day
you can believe the leadership of the APS might be anything
other than the good ol' boy oligarchy it has always been.

It will also be the day;
  • pigs will fly,
  • fish will speak,
  • rocks won't sink,
  • snakes will smoke,
  • frogs will grow hair,
  • hell will freeze over,
  • chickens will grow teeth,
  • fish will climb poplar trees,
  • grapes will grow on willows,
  • the sun will rise in the west,
  • white crows will fly upside down,
  • crayfish will whistle on the mountain,
  • and, monkeys will fly out of my ass.
Adynatons; wikilink

photos Mark Bralley

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