Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Cincinnati Empowerment Corporation Responds

The Cincinnati Empowerment Corporation's response
to public requests for information was to have all relevant officials take immediate vacation while their lawyers sent out a letter:


"As you may be aware, CEC is not subject to FOIA [Freedom of Information Act]. Pursuant to 5 USC 552, only an "agency" is subject to FOIA. "Agency" is defined in the statute as an "executive department, military department, Government corporation, Government controlled corporation, or other establishment in the executive branch of the Government (including the Executive Office of the President_, or any independent regulatory agency". CEC is a tax exempt, non-profit corporation, but not a Government corporation nor a Government-controlled corporation, and thus does not meet that definition."


If the empowerment zone gets public money, don't we have a right to examine the things connected with that public money – where it came from, how much it is and how it is spent? What are the laws on this?

Isn't the City of Cincinnati charged with oversight of the Cincinnati Empowerment Corporation? I think so. In the last HUD audit they found that the City wasn't providing proper oversight, which was my first clue. Does that oversight constitute "Government control", which is a guideline for FOIA requests? If they can't control it, they probably can't provide much oversight.

What about the mission of the empowerment zone?

Governance

"This program is innovative because of its required component of broad community participation and resource allocation based on a comprehensive community vision for neighborhood revitalization. By requiring community participation in the EZ/EC application process, HUD has tried to ensure that zone residents will play an active role in deciding what happens in their neighborhoods. Each EZ/EC community has written "benchmarks" or quantifiable goals that determine how the money will be spent and what the results of the activity will be."


Where is the community participation when the community tries to find out what the heck is going on and they get a letter from a law firm?

To date the CEC hasn't even confirmed that Dale Mallory even works there, nor have they provided the proof of his Form 1099 that would have been a required filing to the Internal Revenue Service. Dale is running for public office and he listed the CEC on his ethical filing. This isn't out of the ordinary in terms of requests for verification of public information. Prove that he works there. Prove that you paid him money. It is simple and obvious.

They haven't answered any questions about the role of the functional illiterate, part time dishwasher / part time killer Howard Beatty, who sat on their Board of Directors. The only response they had on that was to take down their website for a time and excise his name from the ranks. I guess he didn't have to miss the required three meetings to lose that job once the spotlight was on them.

In reality Howard Beatty technically is still on the CEC Board of Directors. He missed his first meeting on Wednesday. He will have to miss two more meetings before they can take disciplinary action. Who knows, maybe he voted by proxy from Cell block Six. You bet your ass the CEC won't tell you.

If any legal eagles would like to chime in, please direct the focus of my energy. I have to believe we can find a way to get some answers. A reminder, some of the people involved were the exact same names and faces of the Genesis Redevelopment Scandal a few years back. Genesis promised 130 units of housing, and ending up building one house for $850,000. At the time the median price for housing in the West End was probably around $50,000. Hell, it probably still is. They hired and paid money to friends and relatives at Genesis, and they are doing the same thing at the Empowerment Zone. They are taking your tax dollars to do it.

I think Genesis was just a primer, just a training session for things to come. These people have learned from experience and gone big time. The CEC budget dwarfs anything they could have hoped for with Genesis.

We have to find ways to get answers, and I am open to suggestions. These people have no comment. They go on vacation, they lawyer up, and all this at the first instance of public questions. I would suspect this thing runs deeper than even I imagine with that response. We need to shine a light on what is happening with our tax dollars.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can hold back for awhile, but when the dam gives way it is going to bust wide open. They can stall for awhile and they got past the primary. They can't conceal forever. Keep trying.

1:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work.
The reason Tuesday's election was so close was because the public is beginning to learn what a crook Dale is.
The November strategy will be to hide Dale and never allow a debate.
Never allow an interview again.
Dale had no reportable income from EZ and GE.
The Kennedys kept Ted in office after he killed Mary Jo. Now his drunk son crashes in DC and police drive him home with no drunk test.
Dale does drugs at GE and the Mallorys claim "GE retirement". Dale appoints killer Howdie and it gets swept under the rug. Dale claims EZ Consultant job and EZ goes into hiding. Dale gets impeached and he claims he is WECC president even after the court tosses his case.
Kennedys and Mallorys are masters at cover up and spin. Laws do not apply and the government is their personal and God given right.
The Truth Squad is alive and well. The Truth Squad will find the EZ story and the GE story. The Truth Squad will follow the Mallory/Beatty/drug/police connections. We will not go away.
Dale is dirt and Dale is done.

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there was a story here the press would have already reported it. You guys are a sad bunch of pathetic racist losers. Dale Mallory is the winner.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dale was impeached.
Dale lost in court.
Dale lost is EZ appointee to a murder rap.
Dale lost his GE job for doing drugs.
Dale lost 2 wives.
Dale was foreclosed.
Dale squeaked a primary win when his baby brother stepped in when his name should have given him a landslide.
Dale outspeant Eve 6 to 1
Dale is a loser and will be in jail before he ever goes to Columbus.

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

male dallory, I'm going to vote in on removing the wise acres who blog in with empty, worthless slurs & remarks. During the customary review of comments, please send them down the dumper.

Other blogs, especially N8, posts only the ones he finds favorable & racist, along with agreeing with his twisted agenda.

Let these people go over there & post their empty, nasty remarks. We've got work to do & have no time for stupidity.

As always, once I find something worthwhile during the Dale big dig, I'll write in.

Keep up the excellent work & thanks so much for all the help that's being contributed.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More Dale dirt.
A friend of mine has a Japanese wife. I have been updating him on the Dale saga.
It finally clicked that his wife knew Dale and Dale's second wife.
Dale's second wife has a Japanese mother and African American father. My friend's Japanese wife was close to Dale's Japanese mother-in-law. She said Dale's wife was beautiful back in the day.
She was a druggie. Dale was a druggie. Dale beat the shit out of her and had her sell her body for drug money.
My friend's wife was amazed to see Dale on TV cleaned up and in a suit. She said Dale was always after the fast and EZ buck, he was a coke head and wife beater/pimp.
Not much new here, but another 1st hand interaction with Dale from about 10 years ago.
Some things never change.

7:21 PM  
Blogger The Dean of Cincinnati said...

If your FOIA failed, try to pull them under Ohio Public Records Act.

They are different sets of rules, I believe.

Don't have a link for you know, but try searching for "Ohio Public Records Act."

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 8:12,

Blah Blah Blah...more accusations without evidence. That's all this website is. In fact, your statement is more of a basless and rathe rcrude personal attack (without proof I might add) than an accusation.

I wonder how long you will allow this comment to stay on the website?

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 5:24, you're dismissed. If you can't provide something worthwhile, go over to the terrorist blogs. They'll welcome your lame point of view.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.lsc.state.oh.us/membersonly/125publicrecordslaw.pdf

That's the link to the Ohio Public Records Law. Noah J. Stern ought to go back to Law School.

You can get the basic "gist" of what it's all about in the 25 page synopsis.

"Agency" or not, what the EZ is sitting on is for public consumption. And Stern needs to be reported to the Ohio Bar & stand on disciplinary charges. He's a petty tyrant. Must think we're stupid, deficient, or something.

Dean - thanks for the clue.

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memo to Noah J. Stern, Attorney at Law:

"The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) is a Federal law that grants public access to records or information of a federal agency. The FOIA, however, does not apply to State agencies or officers, nor do the exceptions codified in FOIA. As a result, FOIA’s various exceptions do NOT constitute “catchall” exceptions under Ohio ’s public records law. Under FOIA, federal agencies can withhold records where disclosure would constitute “an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.” Ohio courts have concluded that the legislature already balanced privacy considerations when it enacted the various exceptions to disclosure, and these courts reject the invitation to apply the FOIA privacy exception to Ohio public records requests."

www.occaohio.com/Public Record/149.43.htm

Gotcha!

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that Dale has one the primary, I would think that we would consider pushing a stronger candidate against him in the general run-off. I can't believe that all of this good will and zeal is being wasted on the EZ when you consider that Dale is going to represent that district.I told you before that the public is not educated. We must educate them outside of the blogshere. Can you imagine with all that we know and have heard that he still wins! Imagine this guy going to the senate from here. With no credentials!!!!!! Tim Burke is reeling drunk because he knows that with Dale there he can do what he wants!!!!! Republicans must get off their asses and slate someone that can get after this guy.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Poast is well financed and will do all needed to win.
He is reading this blog and frivolous suit for general Dale background. He knows what a criminal Dale is.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dale is going to get elected. The blogosphere is a limited in what it can do. People in the real world only know the Mallory name. You won't beat Dale Mallory unless you catch him with a dead woman or a live little boy.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or a really attractive sheep.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is a lot of anti Dale stuff cooking outside of blogs.
the evidence is piling high and will be used when it will do the most damage.
there is so much......he will go to jail.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dale's Invest in Neighborhood pal Gary Tenbosch was charged with stealing 16,000 bucks from a Finnietown sports team.
Last month it was the City hall shooter.
Dale hangs out with scumbag crooks, druggies and murderers.

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tennbosch had been urged by community council member leaders for the last few months to have Dale4Sale take a leave of absence from those proceedings. Gerry could not do such probably because his hand was in someone else's till. Baby brother would not allow it and has turned an evil eye on anyone who dares challenge any Mallory work. Wonder if we quit calling them the Mallory Mafia and the Dynasty from Dayton Street and viewed them more as the paper dragons they are could that help eliminate some of their hype of themselves and to others? There is no mystique here for those that live in the neighborhoods of the west end. These are just people who feared the bad stuff happening and moved to the northern suburbs to protect their older family members. We need to reassess our thoughts and look at Dale as if her were Nate behaving worse and step around the myth to the men who are much like us In this case just more scared that the common lies will catch up to the bolder ones.

8:41 AM  

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