However, if what is coming out at Superior Court is to be believed, these permits actually were obtained, and do exist. Something that indicates that this City's account might not be an accurate one. Instead somewhere along the line they screwed up, and rather than admit to their errors decided to take the legal route. The idea being that with their legal firepower and cash money resources they could scare these two very nice folks off and nobody would know the better.
Or so the story goes. If the Hildreths prevail the taxpayers in this town will be on the hook for a huge settlement. You can only wonder how things got to this point. Then again, if you follow the affairs of this town, perhaps you do.
Below are four permits issued to the Hildreths that I was able to lay my hands on. Click on them and they will enlarge and be easier to read.
Whether there are more or not I do not know. But I can tell you one thing, these waters are far more murky than they used to be. And you have to believe that yes, the City could indeed lose this case. At which time I think it would be incumbent upon us as taxpayers and residents to take a long hard look at just how City hall handles its affairs.
March was the biggest month ever for The Tattler
Right now we are at about 67,000 hits for March with one more day to go. An increase of 3,000 hits over our previous best month, which was January. It's obvious that our readers are not from Sierra Madre alone, this just isn't that big a town.
So what brings people here? I think it is because we tell the story as it really is, and without worrying about what certain people might think, or if someone won't like us if we do. We don't do publicity releases, nor are we out to help anyone run a public relations campaign. This blog doesn't receive any advertising, and that is not a problem. I earn a decent enough living and don't need to trade my freedom to say what I want for a $50 advertisement.
Tell the truth about government, and people will read and comment. And that is all we're asking for here. If you don't like it, go read those other news sources. There are certainly plenty of them around.