-By Jim Hughes
Winfield United supporter Rock Rockett believes WU Elected Officials are justified to breach Village Code – but he’s not bashful about pointing the finger to other board members how they should toe his line.
Mr. Rockett quotes “In my personal opinion, Trustee Spande’s actions were justified”
His comments later talk about Trustee Reyes, a Non-WU supported Trustee as: “suspicious and smacks of good old boy cronyism” Mr. Rockett forgets to tell you that Trustee Spande supported sending President Birutis and Trustee Reyes to talk with the Sheriff’s department, along with Spande supporting going into Executive Session (most times), Spande also supported hiring REM. Actually ALL Village Board members supported these actions together. This was NOT a one or two or four Trustee topic Winfield. Mr. Rockett names four Trustees a couple of times in his comments, yet gracefully fails to mention at all the other WU supported board members such as President Birutis and Trustee Bajor to which Trustee Bajor even said, what Trustee Spande did was wrong, and therefore Trustee Bajor voted for Censure of Trustee Spande.
I believe it’s all very simple once we all take the emotions, anger, and mistrust away – Trustee Spande came forward just few weeks before all the other board would have been able to, and by doing this Trustee Spande breached Village Code/State Ordinances, just to be the first to come out with the information.
Now we have WU member(s) coming out to say, it’s OK to break Village Code/Ordinances and/or Law. If so, then what else is OK? Seedy Illinois Politics at are its best in Winfield right now, do something wrong, then scare the citizens, and then blame it on someone else. I ran for office directly to challenge that sort of Leadership. Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.
Mr. Rockett continues on saying: “contrarian ideas that are being promoted by Olson, Reyes, Allen and Hughes and let’s return to open government for the Village of Winfield.”
So I guess if I understand it correctly Mr. Rockett, if it’s not a WU supported elected official, it’s a terrible idea and always bad for our Village?
WU members have seen my Facebook page. It’s loaded full of very transparent information about our Village. Trustee Allen blogs at Winfield411.com and we all know he “tells all”. Tony is the king of emails. There have been on-going complaints by some the WU supported elected officials for some time now about how open this board has been, and will continue to be. In this matter I have been facing all our Citizens I can and our Police Officers face-to-face talking about this topic and listening to everyone for some time now. I don’t know how your village board could be any more open and transparent than it already is.
Mr. Rockett seems to have forgotten 3 other board members supported by WU that drove the bus with regards to our Village Police Department topic. This leaves me thinking and asking, Winfield, do you want Winfield United trying to run and control our Village? Do you want that one group deciding when their supported elected officials are above our Ordinances, Codes, and Laws?