Wednesday, February 27, 2019


To: City of Racine Common Council 2-27-2019
From: Harry Wait
Subject: Complaint, egregious conduct by City Attorney Scott Letteney
To City of Racine Common council members,
I bring forth the attached complaint to request placement of this
complaint onto the calendar for the March 5th, 2019 common council
Mr. Letteney's conduct as city attorney has thwarted, impeded and
undermined the powers of the common council, shown contempt for
state and city ordinances, abused his powers in office by acting as a
political thug and filed false, frivolous pleadings into court records
concerning the open records case of Sandy Weidner vs. City of Racine.
Racine County Circuit Court case# 2017CV1644
Complainant asks the common council acting under it authorities to
sanction and/or remove Attorney Letteney for his egregious conduct
against public interest and that of the City of Racine.
Harry Wait
File/complaint attached
City Attorney Scott Letteney has an extensive history of
egregious conduct while in office, undermining the interest of
the people and the City of Racine.
To wit as follows:
City Attorney Scott Letteney violates both the letter and spirit of the
law concerning Wisconsin Public Records statutes.
As city attorney, Scott Letteney has an extensive history of engaging in tactics of
deny, delay and defer open records request in direct violation of Wisconsin Public
record statutes 19.19-.39. Under Letteney's supervision, the city attorney's office
thwarts, hinders and impedes the general public's right to know by deceit, lies
and untimely response times.
Scott Letteney undermines and thwarts the responsibilities of the City
Common Council.
Scott Letteney withheld and hid failed pre employment drug screening test of City
employee Timothy Thompkins. By withholding and hiding the failed pre
employment drug test, Attorney Letteney undermined and thwarted the scrutiny
of Common council members during the hiring/ vetting process. Mr. Letteney
undermined this vetting process which is in place to protect the interest of the
public and the city
Scott Letteney further undermined common council responsibilities by failing to
give notice that Mayor Mason had engaged in a contract with MWH Law Group to
conduct a police study to be billed by the hour. This billing by the hour
arrangement circumvented oversight and scrutiny by the common council, thus
avoiding any discussions by common council concerning the focus, scope, cost or
spending caps of the study. Thus far the mayor has kept the study secret despite
public funds being used to commission such study. Current cost of the study has
been published by the Journal Times at $118,000 dollars and counting.
These types of actions by both the mayor and city attorney Letteney undermines
the authority of the common council and renders the council as irrelevant.
Scott Letteney abused the powers of the city attorney's office to
silence and stifle a political candidate.
Abusing the powers of the city attorney's office, Mr. Letteney brought forth ethics
proceedings against then mayoral candidate Sandy Weidner in a most timely
manner to inflict maximum damage to candidate Weidner's campaign
Mr. Letteney acting as a political thug presented a secret power point
presentation to fellow common council members to make Sandy Weidner an
example of what happens when you do your job as a councilman too well. Mr.
Letteney then further engaged in unethical conduct by refusing to release the
complete presentation for further scrutiny and review.
Scott Letteney's act of refusal to provide such documents violated Alderman
Sandy Weidner's rights of due process. Alderman Sandy Weidner then filed a writ
of Mandamus where city attorney Scott Letteney filed frivolous pleadings into
court, further abused claims of documents being privileged and requested the
entire Open Records case of Sandy Weidner vs. City of Racine to be sealed
contrary to Wisconsin statutes 59.20(3), 757.14 and ist. Amendment rights:
Wisconsin Statute 59.20(3), The court shall:
"open to the examination of any person all books
and papers required to be kept in his or her office and permit
any person so examining to take notes and copies of such
books, records, papers or minutes .... "
Wisconsin Statute 757.14 "The sittings of every court shall be public and every
citizen may freely attend the same ...... " Citizens are directly empowered by
Wisconsin statute 757.14 to observe court proceedings.
1st. Amendment of the United States Constitution empowers citizen rights of
speech, to be heard, to assemble, to have knowledge of court calendars', to
attend, observe and scrutinize court proceedings ... ........... ecetera
Mr Letteney subverted the above statutes and the 1st. Amendment by filing
frivolous and false pleadings into the court
Alderman Sandy Weidner endured the darkness of a complicit, unlawful secret
court for 7 months until complainant filed a motion to intervene on behalf of
public interest.
Complainant has no knowledge or information that Mr. Letteney ever sought
approval from the common council for funds to pursue such outrageous,
egregious and unconstitutional acts within the court against the sitting alderman.
This egregious conduct of Attorney Scott Letteney along with the frivolous filings
have squandered public funds in the excess of $75,000 dollars and still counting.
Scott Letteney has exhibited negligence in the legal oversight of
Machinery Row.
Scott Letteney failed to act against straw man purchaser Rodney Blackwell. As
city attorney Scott Letteney turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the project, city
officials squandered and misappropriated millions of tax dollars while displacing
businesses contrary to law. Mr. Letteney should be well aware of the
irregularities of Machinery Row and of the filed criminal complaint which includes
Complainant alleges city attorney Scott Letteney is a scofflaw and unfit for public
Secret surveys, secret meetings, secret government and secret courts are not in
public or city interest, members of the city council should not be content with
being made irrelevant as other city official's act to subvert, undermine and negate
the responsibilities of the council.
I close my complaint with the following:
"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are
as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret
oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of
excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the
dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today there is little value in opposing
the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today
there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not
survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for
increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning
to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. {Pres. John Kennedy}
4353 Shianne St.
Union Grove, Wi. 53182

1 comment:

TSE said...


To The RATCINE Common Council!



Good luck with anything else than a demand for MOAR Taxes!

Fuk ya' Cory - Time for ya' and your tax cheating wife to resign!