The Slumlords and Zombies of Aurora Housing Authority (AHA), all appointed by Mayor Tom Weisner, have disregarded the concerns, priorities and views of the community, taxpayers, schools and residents for years.
Despite the community's efforts and success, led by Alderman Rick Lawrence to force Weisner to finally and officially remove the Jericho Circle slum from the city's plans, AHA is giving one last desperate shot at rebuilding a slum on a site that nobody, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, believes should have ever been built in the first place, let alone rebuilt.
AHA's Slumlords and Zombies Little Al Schuler and Bill Burns have called a special board meeting for Thursday, September 20th at 3pm (map) to introduce a new development team for Jericho Circle.
Isn't Jericho Circle dead?
Well, as a result of Mayor Weisner's failure to take action long ago and appointing zombies to this and other boards over the years, some problems simply won't die so easily.
Schuler and Burns, who should have been ousted years ago, are taking one last shot. Weisner, who refused to remove them from the board, is now instead saying their terms have "expired" and are appointing new members, which the AHA thus far has disputed.
But, those new appointments have yet to be voted on since Weisner (a zombie) waited too long instead of making the new appointments months ago, which would have eliminated Little Al Schuler on September 13th, when his term supposedly expired.
Now, Schuler will preside over the meeting.
Carie Ergo, the mayor's taxpayer-funded campaign spokesgirl and longtime zombie, says the reason the mayor didn't do this sooner was because "we didn't realize" the terms were expiring.
So, that means that if the terms weren't expiring, the mayor would just sit back and do nothing?
Weisner has also appointed two other board members, Bill Powell and Rey Cruz, to replace two other board members, who are supposed to join the new meeting.
However, even with two new members, it's not enough to overturn the current direction of the AHA Slumlords unless both Schuler and Burns are fully ousted.
While new members Scott Voris and Shauna Wiet are scheduled to be voted on by Aurora City Council next week, it's not clear if or when they would start serving on the AHA Board and some say Wiet, who's husband Bill is the "planning director" for the city and a zombie, may have to recuse herself on all development issues anyway.
But wait, it gets worse. Who's the new development team?
It's Brinshore-Michaels, who's known for buying corrupt politicians in Chicago and getting development projects associated with Chicago Housing Authority (CHA).
That's just perfect.
Thanks to Tom Weisner, when it comes to corruption, incompetence and zombies, Aurora is second to none.
NOTE: Aurora is full of zombies, including most of the city council, city staff, boards, local newspaper, boards, commissions, organizations and others. Protect yourself...they don't want you to use your brain and will go after anyone who has one.