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“What I’ve uncovered is that this action is a violation of our – First Amendment”

– Resident Neil Oury

Loveland resident Neal Oury

Loveland, Ohio – Immediately after Mayor Mark Fitzgerald spoke  at the June 27 Council meeting, Vice-Mayor Angie Settle made a motion that adjourned the meeting, leaving residents who had signed up for “Open Forum”, nowhere to go but out the door. (Read: Mayor’s Kumbaya Moment pivots to Bye Y’all as Council meeting abruptly ends)

Settell, who had the votes she needed did not explain why she wanted the meeting adjourned. Discussion on the motion was not allowed. Settell has not responded to an inquiry from Loveland Magazine about the abrupt ending of the meeting.

Neal Oury was one resident who signed up to speak. Below, are the notes Oury carried with him for the speech that he was going to make that night. Settle’s motion prevented him from doing so. Oury gave them to Loveland Magazine before leaving so the community might benefit by what he wanted to say.

This is the second time in recent months that Settell has prevented Oury, who is leading a recall campaign against Mayor Mark Fitzgerald, from speaking freely at a Council meeting. (Read also: Here’s what Vice-Mayor Settle didn’t want you to know)

 

 



Neil Oury’s unedited notes:

1st Amendment & Council

Our mayor has imposed a zero tolerance policy for Applause, Outburst, Note Passing & Whispering.  During the May 23 Council Meeting, Mark read an excerpt from the Ohio Open Meetings Act.  I’m going to re-read it.

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All meetings of any public body are declared to be public meetings open to the public at all times. A court found that members of a public body who whispered and passed documents among themselves constructively closed that portion of their meeting by intentionally preventing the audience from hearing or knowing the business the body discussed.967 However, the Open Meetings Act does not provide (or prohibit) attendees the right to be heard at meetings, and a public body may place limitations on the time, place, and manner of access to its meetings, as long as the restrictions are content neutral and narrowly tailored to serve a significant governmental interest. Further, a disruptive person waives his or her right to attend meetings, and the body may remove that person from the meeting.  Public body = council

Clapping is a means of expressing approval of a person or action

At the last council meeting, for clapping – my wife and several others were asked to leave the council meeting.     I have investigated    the legality of this action

What I’ve uncovered    is that this action is a violation of our – First Amendment

This First Amendment – Freedom of Speech   gives us:

The right to express our opinions without censorship  and   without  restraint

It dictates   that any allowable behavior   remain consistent   

Meaning: Allowing clapping at any time during the meeting,  allows clapping during the entire meeting   

Henceforth, if our mayor continues to   disallow  clapping,   this will be a First Amendment – Freedom of Speech violation and would be subject to litigation.   I don’t & no one else wants to sue the City for this.   And THIS is so  easily  rectified 

Mark, put down your gavel!   STOP violating   our   Freedom of Speech.   Or disallow clapping during the entire meeting (including presentations & awards) which would be  a very   unpopular decision 

Loveland is a community filled with interested residents, very apparent by the number of people attending these council meetings. The council meetings (are public meetings) they belong to ALL of us,  and not just council

So I’m going to suggest a resolution for this:   those who want to clap –  CLAP

If you do CLAP,    Let’s   keep it   to a minimum  – as not to extend the business meeting

Now – the only way to disallow clapping      One would have to follow Roberts Rules.

Roberts Rules – mandates someone would have to raise a “Point of Order” if it appears the assembly is being disruptive 

If a  “Point of Order”  is called,  council would have to stop city business, discuss the incident and resolve the point   before business can resume 

Unfortunately,  “Point of Order” has been ignored at previous council meetings  

Specifically during the April 11, Council Meeting – Mr. Weisgerber called “Point of Order”  3 times when Ms. Gross was allowed to speak from the council desk about an issue that was definitely outside of city business.  This occurred when Ms Gross accused me of stalking her in the parking lot

  1. Why was Mr. Weisgerber’s “Point of Order”  ignored
  2. Why has the mayor allowed clapping during parts of the meeting and not all of the meeting
  3. Why has the mayor stated that anyone speaking from the podium must face the council desk and not engage the audience    Question is:  Why was the podium even moved? 
  4. How is it that the mayor has asked the LPD to remove attendees from Council Chambers when HE does not have   the authority to do so. 
  5. Why did the mayor cut off Mr. Weisgerber    at the end of the last council meeting

Allow me to answer these question with a few statement:

We have a council that is dysfunctional, caused by a self serving mayor   with predetermined agendas, vindictive actions & a majority who align themselves with the mayor and refuses to engage with and listen to the residents

We have a mayor that chooses to follow the rules when it’s suitable for him, and twist them when he needs to suppress 

We have a mayor who has no issue attacking anyone who confronts him

One final point:

I’ve been seriously attending council meetings for the past few of years,

I find it very interesting – that EVERY    Open Forum speaker  Has disapproved of, or disagree with the mayor and the majority 

Not one person has spoken a single word from this podium, approving what the majority has aligned themselves with.

** That speaks volumes **



Oury was prepared to quote from two pages of The Ohio Open Meetings Act (11.A.3 pg 109-110 from the Yellow Book) ref.) and carried copies of the passages with him.



 

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Diane Powers feels it is important to state her perspective of the difference and why her efforts are focused only on improving governance.

Loveland, Ohio – Diane Powers wants the community and Loveland Council to consider changes to Loveland’s Charter. Her proposal is for voters to directly elect the Mayor and for term limits for all members of City Council.

Powers attempted to bring her proposal forward at the last Council meeting but was denied when the meeting was abruptly adjourned – before, the agenda item set aside to hear from the public. She and local businessman Tim Canada wanted to talk about the changes. They want the measure on the fall ballot for voter consideration.

Immediately after Mayor Mark Fitzgerald spoke at the June 27 Council meeting, Vice-Mayor Angie Settle made a motion that adjourned the meeting, leaving residents who had signed up for “Open Forum”, nowhere to go but out the door. (Read: Mayor’s Kumbaya Moment pivots to Bye Y’all as Council meeting abruptly ends)

Below, is an email that Powers sent to Loveland Magazine along with her supporting documents so the community could read the presentation she was prevented from making at the Council meeting.

Council can vote to put the issue on the ballot. If they choose not to, she is prepared to circulate Initiative Petitions.

 



To:  Mayor and City Council of Loveland, OH

Cc:  City Administration, Council Clerk, Media personnel

RE:  Open Forum Statement – June 27, 2017 – Governance:  Elections

From:  Diane Powers, Main Street, Loveland, OH

Note:  This was the essence of my statement that I planned to make at Tuesday’s Council meeting prior to the abrupt adjournment.  Thought sending it to you all now and making it a part of the City’s public records for citizen communication would keep at least my position open and transparent to everyone.

I want to address Council to share my thoughts on the governance of “We the People”—we citizens of Loveland.  I feel there is a fundamental difference between politics and governance.  Politics is a focus on the past, manipulating facts, and building small alliances and favoritism that are not representative of the citizens.  What it appears we have now, and have had for the last 15-20 years.  Governance, on the other hand, is how our elected officials and public employees interact with the citizens to create a community that improves the quality of life by ensuring equal opportunities and access for everyone.  As elections are once again coming up in just over 4 months, I feel it is important to state my perspective of the difference and why my efforts are focused only on improving governance.

If we want to fix the now, we have to fix the how.

It was during the height of some of this campaign toxicity, about a month ago, I had made a statement on a Facebook “conversation” (and I do use that term lightly) that, “If we want to fix the now, we have to fix the how.” How we choose the leadership of Loveland.  How we ensure the city does not stagnate under a system of “status quo”.  How we communicate a vision for the city’s future and elect the individuals most in-tune with setting policies to bring the vision into existence – our Mayor and Council Members.  How we citizens address how we want to be governed.

Simultaneously, it appeared to quite a few people that a good start to “fixing the how” was 2-fold: 

  1. To move to direct election of the Mayor.  This will eliminate the equivalent of Loveland’s “Electoral College”—in essence, 4 people/Council Members—that select the Mayor. It will also require individuals seeking the office of Mayor publicly declare it.

a. Provide for the Council Member receiving the most percentage of votes in Council Member elections becomes Vice Mayor.

2. To establish term limits for all elected officials. 

Attached are 2 DRAFT Motions for each Item that were created with verbal input from a number of Loveland citizens.  Establishing the language of the ballot measure and change to the municipal code is most definitely open to and, asked for, respectful dialogue from each and every Loveland citizen, Council Member, and the Mayor.  I have also attached reference municipal code for Direct Elections from Beavercreek, OH and Cincinnati, OH.  Both are local, comparable City Manager/Mayor-Council forms of government.  We see these as building blocks for the final ballot language.  They are what Tim Canada, a stakeholder in Loveland, was going to bring forward for Council consideration at the Tuesday session.  We will be prepared to move this forward via a ballot initiative with necessary eligible voter signatures if Council does not.

It would be encouraging to see any or all Council Members, including the Mayor, demonstrate they are truly independent thinkers and voices and want to let voters decide critical issues by showing their support of the Motions and offering to officially bring these to Council for discussion and potential vote.  Having a symbolic “John Hancock” signature on the informal Motions would go a very long way in demonstrating an ability to govern and not just engage in politics as usual.  (This was for the Draft Motions at the meeting.  At this point, an official Motion from any/all of Council desired.)

Lastly, it is also important to note that “my voice” is used to improve governance and not to campaign for anyone.  Who I support is declared at the ballot box with my vote.  I would love to say there is a person running that I trust their integrity, authenticity, intelligence, independence, and ability to communicate (listen to all sides of an issue) but I am not seeing these leadership qualities emerge.  There’s four months remaining—someone, anyone, please step up.

Thank you for your consideration.

Diane Powers

Main Street


 

 

 


Ordinance Language for Motion – Sample Beavercreek

Proposed language to Replace SECTION 2.05  ORGANIZATION AND MEETINGS and    SECTION 2.06  MAYOR AND VICE-MAYOR.

   Six (6) Council members shall be elected as Council members at large to four (4) year terms on a rotation of three (3) members selected in one election and three (3) members selected in the next. This rotation will begin with three (3) persons being selected at the 2019 November general election and three (3) selected at the 2021 November general election and will continue at the November general election in subsequent off numbered years. The Mayor shall be selected by separate ballot to a four (4) year term beginning at the 2019 November general election and each four (4) years thereafter.

   (A)   Term Limitation.

      (1)   In no case shall any person be elected to either the office of Council member, Mayor, or a combination of the two offices, for more than two (2) consecutive terms of four (4) years each; provided that the term served in filling a vacancy or unexpired term shall not be considered as part of the two (2) consecutive terms of four (4) years each.

      (2)   Following the election to two (2) consecutive terms as either Council member, Mayor, or a combination of the two offices, no person shall immediately thereafter be eligible for election to either office, or a combination thereof, until a period of one (1) term consisting of four (4) years has elapsed.

      (3)   No person who has been elected to two (2) consecutive terms as Council member, Mayor, or a combination of the two offices, shall be appointed to fill a vacancy or unexpired term until a period of one (1) term consisting of four (4) years has elapsed since that same person last held office as either Council member or Mayor.

      (4)   Present members already elected to more than two (2) consecutive terms as either Council member, Mayor, or a combination of the two offices, shall finish the present term to which they were elected.

   This proposed Charter amendment shall become effective from the time of its approval by the electors and shall apply to all present Council members and Mayor.

SECTION _______.   QUALIFICATIONS.

   The Mayor and each Council member shall be at the time of election or appointment, and shall remain throughout the term of office, a qualified elector of the City.

   The Mayor and each Council member shall begin their term of office on the first day of January following their election. The Mayor and each Council member shall take the oath of office on or before the first day of January.

SECTION ______   OFFICERS OF THE COUNCIL.

   The officers of the Council shall be the Mayor and Vice Mayor.

   (A)   Mayor.  The Mayor shall have the right to vote on all issues before the Council but shall have no power of veto. In addition to the powers, rights, and duties as a Council member, the Mayor shall preside at meetings of the Council, shall be recognized as head of the city government for all ceremonial purposes, by the Governor for purposes of military law, and by the courts for civil process involving the City.  The Mayor is recognized as the Chief Executive Officer [Executive Officer] as required by the Ohio Revised Code for purposes of declaring an emergency, but not for any action other than as required by declared emergencies. The Mayor may by ordinance have judicial powers and shall perform all other duties prescribed by ordinance or by resolution of the Council not inconsistent with the provisions of this Charter.

   (B)   Vice Mayor.  The Vice Mayor shall exercise all the power and perform all the duties of the Mayor in case of temporary absence or disability. The City Council Candidate receiving the highest number of votes from City electors at the most recent November general election in an off numbered year will be the Vice Mayor and will serve as such for the first two (2) years of his or her term. If the office of Vice Mayor becomes vacant, the successor Vice Mayor shall be the member who received the next higher number of votes at the most recent rotation election of Council members. If it is not possible to identify a successor in that manner, the Council shall choose a new Vice Mayor at its next regular meeting.  In the event of a vacancy in the office of Mayor, the Vice Mayor will serve as Mayor until such time as the vacancy is filled in accordance with Section _____ of this Charter.

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by Loveland Magazine Publisher David Miller,

Without a doubt, this will ring true as a liberty bell to many Loveland voters.

While Mark Fitzgerald, Pam Gross, and Angie Settell personally asked for your vote to represent your interest on the Loveland Council, you heard them figuratively “swear on their stack of bibles” that they would be the very best elected officials ever elected to any public office in the history of the entire universe in the task of listening to your concerns. Enough of you believed their promise that they were elected. Council member Stephen Zamagias has not yet run for office, having been appointed by the Mayor.

Next, we watched all of the four as they took their oath of office, swearing to always do the same, under the US Constitution, the Constitution of the State of Ohio, and the Charter of the City of Loveland.

When Ohio and Loveland established their founding documents, occasionally changing them, they have always been bound by the freedoms guaranteed to you by that Declaration of Independence we celebrate today – and by the Bill of Rights.

On June 27 of this year, four members of our Council broke the personal oath they made to you. They voted to shut down our Council meeting before they allowed your neighbors to speak, but not before Mayor Mark Fitzgerald had put his two cents worth of constitutionally protected free speech on the record. (Mayor’s Kumbaya Moment pivots to Bye Y’all as Council meeting abruptly ends)

These four Council members are bound by law to have a regularly scheduled meeting two times a month. They are bound by law to allow the public the right to speak at those Council meetings. These rights are not only guaranteed to men and women like you but by inference, inalienable rights inferred by our maker.

They not only broke the trust of the public, they took away God given rights. They as well, broke the law by shutting down the meeting before your neighbors were allowed to speak.

There are others out and about in the Loveland community today exercising other guaranteed rights — the right of assembly and the right to petition the government for change. When you see them today, please acknowledge to them your admiration for fully exercising their responsibilities as American citizens on this day – July 4th, 2017.

Four Loveland members of City Council have abdicated their responsibility – Loveland Magazine is grateful for a Constitution that allows this balancing act that can bring what is off kilter back to center when current circumstances demand that it be so.

 

On June 3, the 2017 Loveland High School Class celebrated their commencement during a ceremony at Xavier University’s Cintas Center at 1 PM. Loveland Magazine was the only area media to cover the event.

In this LOVELAND MAGAZINE TV video, you will watch as School Board President Dave Blumberg speaks the Class of 2017.



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“Why is this so?” his voice cracking, almost reaching falsetto. “Why can’t there be civil discussion instead of personal attacks? 

 – Loveland Mayor Mark Fitzgerald

by David Miller

Loveland, Ohio – Mayor Mark Fitzgerald called the June 27 Council meeting to order. He led those gathered in the Pledge of Allegiance. In unison, everyone said, “Indivisible.”

The Mayor quoted Dr. King saying, “We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

He asked for a roll call and found that all Council members were present. He quoted the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and asked why the love for the community often turns to hatred on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. “Why is this so?” his voice cracking, almost reaching falsetto. “Why can’t there be civil discussion rather than personal attacks?”

Then, he laid into the audience and Councilmember Rob Weisgerber.

He said there were community agitators infiltrating the City and spreading lies.

THE FACEBOOK POST THAT PROMPTED PAM GROSS’ CALL TO THE POLICE:

You dont [Sic] have to give her anything. Thats [Sic] a violation. Does she have a subpeona [Sic] ? She can request all day long. Lol who does she think she is? Trying to pull another fast one with intimidation. She nerds a good old fashion loveland [Sic] ass kicking 80s style lol.

He said vitriolic rhetoric had taken an “even darker turn” when a post (Read the post below) appeared on Weisgerber’s Facebook page where a threat to Councilmember Pam Gross could be found. He said that Weisgerber had made no attempt to admonish the person who wrote the comment. At that point, Weisgerber asked City Solicitor Joe Braun for a “point of order” where Council rules would dictate that Fitzgerald yields the floor to the Solicitor so he could address the “point of order”. 

“Point of order,” could be heard at least ten more times during Fitzgerald’s four-minute barrage of charges leveled at Weisgerber and the community. Councilman Ted Phelps joined in asking for a point of order.

Fitzgerald to Weisgerber, “You are contributing to this misinformation and innuendos throughout our City. And, you routinely impugn the reputations of our citizens who volunteer their time and unselfishly serve our City.”

“False. False,” Weisgerber told the Mayor who was not deterred from finishing his speech without interruption.

Fitzgerald to Weisgerber, “You have created and fueled a toxic environment in our City – spawning threatened violence” 

“At the minimum, you should be sanctioned,” Fitzgerald said waving his hand toward Weisgerber. “All this talk about resignation, you’re the one who should resign,” he continued with another wave of the hand in Weisgerber’s direction.

“Then, give me a chance to explain,” Weisgerber pleaded.

Fitzgerald continued his prepared speech – his speech pattern unbroken and gathering speed.

Fitzgerald only yielded the floor when as he finished his speech, he looked toward Vice-Mayor Angie Settell who had practiced the next line. In a fraction of a second she said, “Mayor, I move to adjourn.” Gross knew the next line and immediately seconded the motion, twice nodding in the direction of Fitzgerald, making sure he saw the ball coming back in his direction.

Weisgerber said, ‘Point of order” one more time.

The City Solicitor finally got a chance. He said, “There is no discussion on a motion to adjourn.”

The Mayor, who can count to four, called for the vote on the motion to immediately close the meeting. 

Fitzgerald, Settle, Gross, voted, “Yes.”

Weisgerber said a defiant, rather loud, “No”

Kathy Bailey voted, “No.”

Phelps’, “No,” was said emphatically in comic disbelief.

Phelps’, “No,” was said emphatically in comic disbelief.

The 3-3 tie vote was broken when Stephen Zamagias cast the deciding, “Yes.”

Down came the Mayor’s gavel, placing the 14-minute meeting in the history books, enshrined in the official City Journal.

Zamagias and Gross had already packed their belongings in a neat stack before the motion was made. Gross had already grabbed her handbag from the floor and leaving her seat before the vote was tallied by the Clerk. She was through the side door within eight seconds. The other “Yes” voters quickly followed Gross’ exit out the side door, leaving the three “No” voting Councilmembers stunned. The three had expected to go through the full agenda of City business.

The dazed, angry, audience responded, “Boo! Who do you work for? Wrong! Who do you work for? Who do you work for people?” At least three of them had wanted to use the open forum portion section item on the agenda to speak of their community concerns.

Weisgerber, remaining in his seat, calmly stating his case for not deleting the Facebook comment. He also told the audience about the conversation he had with Sean Rahe, the Loveland Police Chief the next day. Rahe got involved after Gross called him to investigate, according to Weisgerber’s account. Weisgerber also said that he was told by Rahe that the comment didn’t rise to the level of a threat and Rahe had also consulted with the Clermont County Prosecutor for a second opinion. According to Weisgerber, the Prosecutor was not convinced the post constituted a threat.

In an email to the Police Chief that Weisgerber sent about seven hours before the council meeting, he said, “I understand Pam’s concerns and I am strongly against hate or threatening speech yet I will not censor free speech. Having said that, I don’t see what was said as a threat but that is not my call.”

Rahe responded by saying, “Rob, thank you for your time, and this response. I understand your position. Sean.”

While the Solicitor was still in the room, former Councilmember, Todd Osborne rose and said, “As a taxpayer, I asked the City Solicitor… We have not had a meeting. This meeting has not been adjourned properly. It has to be adjourned correctly, and, there has to be public business.”

Hearing this, Mays crumpled the meeting agenda she was holding. Resident Patti Sandmayr Horton , ripped the agenda in half then placed it at the empty spot where Pam Gross had been sitting a few moments before.

The solicitor returned to his seat, was about to speak, but just shook his head as if to say, I don’t know when he realized the microphone had been turned off? When a member of the audience asked, “Are they coming back, he simply said, “No, they adjourned. They adjourned.” 

Pat Mays, a former member of Council was sitting in the audience, she held up the meeting agenda and asked, “So, this is mute, so, none of this is going to happen?

The Solicitor answered by saying, “The meeting was called to order and it was adjourned.”

Hearing this, Mays crumpled the meeting agenda she was holding. Resident Patti Sandmayr Horton , ripped the agenda in half then placed it at the empty spot where Pam Gross had been sitting a few moments before.

After the meeting, Bailey went on camera to respond to what had happened. She said Fitzgerald’s prepared statement, “Was really nothing more than an attack on Councilmember Rob Weisgerber.” 

Bailey described the meeting end, “As soon as he finished his speech, in clearly what was a practiced and rehearsed and already decided move,” the meeting was adjourned. “So, all of us council members, the staff, dozens of citizens that were here – all for nothing because they took their ball and went home.” Bailey

Bailey said it was clearly practiced and rehearsed.

said they had a full agenda for the meeting, including working on a collective bargaining agreement that, “Has to be dealt with in the next couple of days or we have a problem.” She said the four majority members who closed the meeting had no concern for the business of the City or for the citizens or anyone else who showed up.

Fitzgerald, Gross, Settell, and Zamagias had left the meeting room, so were not available for any rebuttal to Bailey’s allegation of a scripted shut-down of the meeting.

The next regularly scheduled Council meeting is in three weeks on July 11. The “second” Tuesday of the month.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Loveland Magazine sent an email the next morning to the Councilmembers who voted to shut down the meeting asking for their response regarding Kathy Bailey’s accusation that the abrupt closing down of the council meeting was pre-planned. None have responded.



The post on Rob Weisgerber’s Facebook page on June 21 at 9:50 PM ·that Fitzgerald and Gross say condones violence towards Gross

Rob Weisgerber

To all my friends out there and especially for those who have spoken out against Mark Fitzgerald and Pam Gross on Loveland City Council. Pam Gross today submitted 9 separate public documents requests for all emails and documents between me and a host of private citizens. The magnitude of the list of names is very disturbing. She had also made the same request of Ted Phelps and Kathy Bailey included in those 9 requests.

I will be clear that her request looks to be so broad and ill defined that no one can respond. Legal council now has to be involved to resolve. Pam is costing you the residents of Loveland by wasting your tax dollars on petty requests.

The depth Pam Gross is willing to stoop to for her campaign is embarrassing

(Name Redacted by Loveland Magazine) You dont [Sic] have to give her anything. Thats [Sic]  a violation. Does she have a subpeona [Sic] ? She can request all day long. Lol who does she think she is? Trying to pull another fast one with intimidation. She nerds [Sic] a good old fashion loveland ass kicking 80s style lol.



 

 

The Firecracker Festival will be held at 3 PM in Symmes Park on Saturday, July 1st.

Loveland’s Independence Day Celebration will begin at 4 PM on Tuesday, July 4, in Nisbet Park, and a parade at 7 PM. Fireworks at 10 PM.

Montgomery’s Independence Day Parade will be Tuesday, July 4, at 10 AM.

Montgomery’s Independence Day Festival will be in Montgomery Park Tuesday, July 4, from 11 AM until 2 PM.

The Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra’s Independence Day Concert is Monday, July 3rd at 7:30 PM in Montgomery Park.

Milford’s SPARKS IN THE PARK! is July 3rd from 6-10 PM.

LaRosa’s Balloon Glow at Coney Island on July 3rd.

Red, White and Blue Ash on Tuesday, July 4th, from 4 PM – 10:35 PM at Summit Park.

 





 

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