North End City Councilman Michael DeFilippo responds to Council President Aidee Nieves removing him as co-chair of the budget committee.
In my humble opinion, this latest move by the City Council President was malicious, capricious and most definitely illegal. This is nothing more than a conspiracy between the Council President and the City Administration. What they conspired to do was to try to bully, intimidate and silence certain Council members because those Council members are challenging certain actions of the Mayor. (Columbus statute, paying Attorney fees for the Mayor and others regarding a CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION BY THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION to the tune of $600,000 of taxpayer dollars thus far and this whole Police Chief travesty).
The Council President either doesn’t know the rules or just flagrantly ignored them.
In addition, the press release regarding this conspiracy put out by the Council President further demonstrates that this is a conspiracy by the Council President and the City Administration because quite frankly, the Council President simply does not have the capacity to write such press release. This conspiracy is a classic scenario of “THE TAIL WAGGING THE DOG.”
“The people of Bridgeport are taking it on the chin by our Mayor and City Council President and when all is said and done our residents and taxpayers will pay dearly.