Thursday, March 28, 2013

Velez Takes Her Case to Court

Allentown City Council candidate Kim Velez, who was essentially conned into withdrawing her nomination petitions by an attorney working under the supervision of Pawlowski's Puppets, has taken her case to court.

Papers filed later yesterday by Attorney Bill Platt seek to have her reinstated as a candidate. In addition to claiming duress, Platt argues that the withdrawal was ineffective because it was never forwarded to the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

The Petition is below. How do you rule? I do not yet have a Court date.

Updated 10:30 AM to include Petition

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keep us posted on this. hope she is reinstated.

Anonymous said...

Brenna's racism and misogyny should be reviewed by an ethics panel. He was way too comfortable pulling the sleaze he did on a minority female. Save the excuses. He's responsible for what he did and seemed to enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Unjust activities are a big part of allentowns new and improved government¿ One of the contractors building in the NIZ is being sued for building a inoperable building that the mechanics were skimt on and most deffinately built with infereor parts that is the norm with these types of floppers¿ Were the kickbacks are bigger than the projects perposed, pay to play is the rule¿

Here I will give you said federal grant and you have to give me this much before the allocation of said monies¿

Anonymous said...

Give it up with the race card already. It's getting old. Brennan is a douche but he would have done it to anyone who opposed King Ed's water lease plan.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Agreed.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Never the less --It does present a perception problem that gives the entire affair additional visibility and prominence. There is no getting away from that.

Anonymous said...

I understand that she doesn't even live in the city -- is this true?

Anonymous said...

ANON 707 could youame the contractor.

Anonymous said...

She currently lives with family in Allentown and is a registered voter in the city.

Anonymous said...

The race card never gets old.

It never fails to have its desired effect, either ...

Anonymous said...

The feigned indignation at bias charges are too much. If an R operative did unethical things to dissuade a minority female from entering politics, you'd have 20 posts and would be squealing like a West Easton pig. Scratch a liberal and you almost always find a bigot. The best defense D's have us that they aren't bigoted, they just prefer their Puerto Ricans to be blithering and stupid like Julio, and that Brennan is a gutless whore who'll do anything for a billable. Kim is a threat. And so are lawyers who's actions violate their licenses. Right Bernie?

Anonymous said...

"The best defense D's have us that they aren't bigoted, they just prefer their Puerto Ricans to be blithering and stupid like Julio..."

Guridy isn't Puerto Rican (he's Dominican... as is Mota). Thanks for playin'

Anonymous said...

Kim isn't a threat if she gets scared off by 1 phone call from a lawyer and doesn't have enough signatures to get placed on the ballot. That sounds like she isn't ready for the responsibilities of the office.

Also nice to see that LV hospital is so helpful to its employees trying to assume community leadership. Any employer that supports its employees will help them run for office with advise and networks. That LVH is silent is perhaps telling.

Bernie O'Hare said...

LVH is a non-profit and had better remain silent.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Bernie. LVH CANNOT by legal mandate, get involved in any municipal election issues that involve an employee as the two entities must remain completely separate to avoid any conflicts of interest. That should be common sense.

Chris Casey said...

All that matters now is that a well written and well thought out complaint has been filed. Kudos to Platt for pointing out errors in the process. Judges like to let voters decide elections, and I think that Velez will likely be reinstated.

Anonymous said...

I agree, well written petition by Platt.

Anonymous said...

LVHN would not get involved under any circumstances.
( FYI --- LVHN management are completely in bed with the mayor, and that's a fact Jack.)

Uncle Remus said...

anon 1:31

same thing only worse

Bernie O'Hare said...

I thought Platt's petition was exceptional. Let's see what a judge thinks.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the filing issue has any merit. It seems explicable in the response that withdraws would only be forwarded if the petitions had been.

Anonymous said...

One thing worries me about the lawyer's petition. He said that Velez was unfamiliar with the election process.

What other things does she not know which would make her more dependent on what staff says without some discernment on her part.

The other thing is her west end address. We actually don't need a west end council. However, given her Salisbury heritage she is not exactly an west ender.

What I am saying is that people from all sections of Allentown should as a rule be involved in its goverance, not just a few wards.

I believe that Velez had a right to run for Council, and I actually agreed with her on the water lease issue. But i don't vote for a candidate just how physically attractive that candidate might be or what marketing words the candidate says. I look for substance.

Anonymous said...

Pussy

Anonymous said...

1030 Leh St?

Is is North or South Leh St. Does this women not even know her fake Allentown address?

Anonymous said...

Anon 913 - actually there is a 1030 N, 1030 S. and a 1030 Leh Street with no north or south direction in Allentown... maybe you should do a little more research before you begin throwing stones... www.google.com/maps... it's not that hard.

Anonymous said...

There is no 1030 Leh St. It's either North or South.

Bernie O'Hare said...

If this troubles you so much, please by all means, file objections to her. of course, you'll have to identify yourself.

Anonymous said...

Funny - you CAN get to there from here....

https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=Lehigh+Valley+Mall,+Whitehall,+PA&daddr=1030+Leh+St,+Allentown,+PA+18104&hl=en&ll=40.620272,-75.508347&spn=0.0372,0.092182&sll=40.615826,-75.514419&sspn=0.009366,0.023046&geocode=FYz1awIdtjmA-yGQRU0a-doTnClrThbdpznEiTGQRU0a-doTnA%3BFZq_awIdwL1_-yn3BPe97znEiTH0XpGm5LmjXw&oq=Lehigh&mra=ls&t=m&z=14

That's no N/S - you can run the directions for either N/S and they take you to two different places... I did it...

Anonymous said...

No names but, the one building on the northwest corner of 7th and hamilton were the steel is being put up¿ Butz is staying away from this

Anonymous said...

It clearly states if you read the document that she lives at 1030 n leh st Allentown 18104

Anonymous said...

Petition will be heard April 10 before Judge Varrichhio.