Dear Richardson Residents and Tea Party Friends,
I believe the reason we are contending with such corruption and misappropriation of power at the highest levels of government is because we did not involve ourselves properly to stop it at the lowest levels of government.
You will have an opportunity on Tuesday, December 1st to attend a court hearing at the Fifth District Court of Appeals that involves our City of Richardson and one of its citizens, Mr. William Gordon, who has taken the city to court because of its neglect to follow its own City Charter.
The case began back in October 2007. It is fundamentally a case about a City government that believes it can do whatever it wants to do, regardless of rules established in the City Charter by its residents, including conduction closed meetings with no transparency to voters.
Benjamin Franklin once said, "They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty nor security." It is important that the City and the Court see just how important this case is to those of us who care about Richardson, and how our rights and liberties are being so poorly protected by City officials.
The Hearing will take place on the second floor of the George Allen Courthouse Building located at 600 Commerce Street in downtown Dallas at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1st. This white multi-story building is directly south of the beautiful Old Red Courthouse. There is underground parking available underneath Old Red with the entrance on Commerce Street at Houston Street.
If you can take the time to come and support this citizen, William Gordon, who is merely trying to ensure that his city follows its charter, conducts its business in legal and transparent fashion and for the benefit of all of the citizens...not just the select few who have for decades enjoyed the special perks and privilege reserved for those in the "In Crowd" in Richardson; please come downtown and stand with him to bring honesty and transparency back to our local municipal government.
Should you desire more information, more detailed background information is provided below. Please pass this information on to other Richardson residents.
“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.” Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson