PRESS RELEASE: Constitutionally Mandated Deadline Missed for RhodeMap RI, Tea Party Promises Legal Action
December 8, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Members of the Rhode Island Tea Party and others deliver a letter to Governor Lincoln Chafee proposing legal action unless any further activity and expenditure associated with RhodeMap RI is suspended.
Providence, RI: On December 5, 2014 members and supporters of the Rhode Island Tea Party signed a letter to Governor Lincoln Chafee demanding the December 11th meeting to approve RhodeMap RI be cancelled; not only due to the overwhelming public disdain for the Plan but also because the missed statutorily imposed deadline of October 31st renders the Plan without legal standing.
Michael Puyana, RI Tea Party President stated, "Deadlines of this sort are implemented for a reason. When hundreds of people from all over our small state rise up in opposition to the plans of unelected bureaucrats, there is a reason. The suspension of the plan's signing and the missed constitutionally imposed deadline is a legal issue the RI Tea Party members and supporters take very seriously."
The letter in part reads:
Although it is our preference that this law be suspended immediately on your authority, it is our feeling that a cause of action does exist to bring this matter before the judiciary, and to seek injunctive relief to prevent the vote presently scheduled for 11 December as well as any subsequent operation of this statute.
Opposition to RhodeMap RI is founded in the overwhelming proof and history of HUD, the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development's attempts to go beyond the boundaries of the agreements it enters in order to impose its will upon cities, towns, and soon to be included for the first time an entire state, Rhode Island.
Members of the press are strongly encouraged to watch the video involving County Executive Robert P. Astorino as he describes the issues Westchester continues to have with HUD, as it makes demands "beyond the four corners of the settlement" in which the county was sued for not doing as HUD demanded.
County Executive Robert P. Astorino
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