|CORRUPT SENATOR RUTH HASSEL THOMPSON|
Outraged community leaders are calling on Senator Ruth Hassel Thompson to withdraw her candidacy for Mayor and to pay her outstanding building permit and applications fees to the City of Mount Vernon.
When Senator Ruth Hassel Thompson announced her candidacy for Mayor a few ago she stated what has long been on the mind of many Mount Vernonites: that the Mount Vernon Department of Buildings is rife with corruption. However, the embattled senator failed to state that she is part of this corruption.
The senator installed a new roof on her house in 2013 and failed to file a building permit and also failed to gain approval from the Architectural Review Board. When Hassel-Thompson was approached at her announcement ceremony about her failure to remit the proper fees to the Department of Buildings, Hassel-Thompson blamed the malfeasance on her contractor. Here we are two years later and not one single penny has been paid by the Senator or her contractor to the City of Mount Vernon for installing the new roof. An ordinary John Q public citizen would have never received a permit without paying the proper fees and would also receive a violation for installing a roof without a permit and well as have to pay a legalization fee.
A political insider revealed to Mount Vernon Exposed that embattled Senator didn't pay a dime for her new roof and this is just the tip of the iceberg pertaining to gifts and money given to and demanded by the Senator in recent years. "Why do you think the Feds were interested in the Senator? Because she is dirty that's why" said the insider.
According to a city official who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the roof installed by Senator Hassel Thompson would not have been approved by City officials because the Senator switched from a slate roof to an asphalt roof and such changes are usually rejected by the Architectural Review Board because it negatively impacts the aesthetics of the property and the neighborhood.
During her Mayoral candidacy announcement, Hassel-Thompson also slammed criminal Mayor Ernie Davis stating that the building department is ran poorly and takes over 6 months to get a building permit.
The senator also alluded to Commissioner Mark Warren not enforcing or cracking down on what she said was an epidemic of illegal apartments throughout the City of Mount Vernon. Many fires in the City of Mount Vernon have been attributed to these illegal apartments.
Building Commissioner Mark Warren must adhere to Senator Thompson's demands and begin to crack down on the thousands of illegal apartments currently in the City of Mount Vernon.
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