|CORRUPT CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE LISA A. COPELAND|
For decades Elected Officials and Appointed Officers of the City of Mount Vernon have been fleecing the residents and taxpayers of the city. The latest example comes from, not an elected official or appointed officer, but a former Mt Vernon City Clerk and current Democratic City Council Nominee, Ms. Lisa A. Copeland.
A resident of Mt. Vernon, who is a home-owner, tax payer and lifelong resident, saw the City Council candidate getting out of her car and putting an official City of Mount Vernon Restricted Use Parking Permit in her window to avoid having to pay the parking meter, as she went into a local Mt. Vernon business.
After further investigation, Mount Vernon Exposed has discovered that Lisa Copeland has been illegally using this parking pass for quite some time now. How much has she cheated the citizens and taxpayers of Mt Vernon by blatantly avoiding to pay her fair share of parking fees?
On the parking permit it says they are intended for vehicles in use for Official Business for the City of Mount Vernon. Copeland is currently not employed by the City of Mount Vernon and while she was the highest vote-getter in the 2015 Democratic Primary, she has yet to win the office of City Council with the General Election, still some 25 days away.
Elected Officials and Appointed Officers have been taking advantage of the system for decades, now we have City Council Candidates taking the same liberties, while hard working business owners, taxpayers and residents are receiving tickets when the money runs out in their meters.
Copeland, who is part of everything we complain about, as far as what wrong with City Hall going back to her days as City Clerk and is a longtime Democratic Party and Davis Administration loyalist. If she feels she can rob taxpayers while running for office, residents really need to think hard, come Election Day, and ask is this the kind of continued corruption we want in City Hall.
Members of the Fleetwood Citizens Society told online news magazine Black Westchester, they believe she is a puppet for Davis, after the City Council Candidate Forum, held Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at The Riverside Memorial Chapel, located at 21 Broad Street. The residents expressed their dissatisfaction with Davis by voting him out in the primary. All down with his corrupt administration need to go and in this case need to not be voted in.
With such an important election coming up in just over three weeks, we need to really be sure of the qualities of the person(s) we help put in officer with our votes. It’s time for change and Copeland is part of the corrupt culture we are trying to get out of City Hall.
At the very least at the next City Council Meeting, Wednesday, October 14, we need to ask the ‘why are Copeland and several others who are not City Hall employees granted these Parking Permits, that are to be used for official City Business, so they can get out of paying for parking while the rest of us, who are not friends or family members of City Hall have to pay?’ While the rest of us are receiving tickets for everything from the time on the meter running out to alternate side of the street parking in the winter when there are mounds of snow, the city is unable or unwilling to remove and there is no place to park?
We know the city is in desperate need of money but it shouldn’t come at the hands of the hard working residents who are already heavily taxed, who no services to show for it and the Copelands continue to get favors like parking permits to avoid paying parking fees.
Copeland, because of her long history with the Mafia-styled run Davis Administration and Reggie Lafayette run MVDCC, believes the rules do not apply to her. It’s time to send a message to City Hall and say stop fleecing the residents of Mt Vernon, by not voting for Lisa Copeland on November 3rd.