CITY OF RACINE PUSHES FORMAL ETHICS COMPLAINT OF MARY OSTERMAN TO CABLE COMMISSION, WHICH MARY OSTERMAN (THE ACCUSED) IS A MEMBER!!!!!!! AND ALSO THE SECRETARY!!!!
ALL THIS WAS DONE PRIOR TO ANY ACTION OR DISCUSSION BY THE CITY OF RACINE ETHICS BOARD!!! THE COMMUNITY IS ASKING QUESTIONS AS TO THE PROCEDURE USED, AND JUST HOW A FORMAL ETHICS COMPLAINT COULD BE DISCUSSED IN A CITY CABLE MEETING WITH THE PERSON BEING ACCUSED IN THE COMPLAINT, WITHOUT IT GOING TO THE ETHICS BOARD FIRST?
HOW DID IT GET ON THE CABLE COMMSSION AGENDA? WHY WAS IT DISCUSSED NOT ONLY WITH THE ACCUSED, BUT WITH THE OTHER CABLE COMMSSIONERS AND THE PUBLIC? WHY WAS MARY OSTERMAN TOLD BY ALDERMAN RON HART “DON’T WORRY ABOUT THIS, NOTHING IS GOING TO COME OF THIS.”
THE CABLE COMMISSION CHAIRMAN RON THOMAS ADMITS MARY OSTERMAN WAS GIVEN FREE CITY PRODUCTION AND FREE CITY ADVERTISING, WHILE COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND RESIDENTS ARE FORCED TO PAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS! CHAIRMAN RON THOMAS GOES ON TO SAY OSTERMAN DESERVES THIS BECAUSE “SHE HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR DOWNTOWN RACINE WITH HER HAT BUSINESS.” ALDERMAN RAY DEHAHN GOES ON TO SAY HE BELIEVES THIS IS UNFAIR.
PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE, AS THE CABLE COMMISSION ATTEMPTS TO COVER-UP THE ALLEGATIONS AND THE COMPLAINT.
BREAKING NEWS: LOCAL GROUP FILES FORMAL COMPLAINT WITH RACINE DISTRICT ATTORNEY ASKING FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CITY OF RACINE FOR FAILING TO FILL PUBLIC OPEN RECORDS REQUESTS, AND ALSO FAILING TO NOTICE A FORMAL COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST CABLE COMMISSIONER AND MAYOR JOHN DICKERT’S CAMPAIGN TREASURER MARY JERGER OSTERMAN.
THE OPEN RECORDS REQUESTS NOT FILLED BY THE CITY OF RACINE HAVE TO DO WITH BELLETV, AND REVENUE GENERATED, AND ALSO EQUIPMENT BOUGHT AND SOLD WITH TAXPAYER MONEY, ALSO THE CLAIM COMMISSIONER MARY JERGER OSTERMAN RECIEVED OVER $5000 DOLLARS WORTH OF FREE PRODUCTION AND ADVERTISING FOR HER PRIVATE COMPANY. IN FEBRUARY OF 2013, OSTERMAN WAS INVOLVED IN VOTING FOR, AND INFLUENCING OTHERS TO VOTE FOR, A SKIES FALL/BELLETV- CITY CONTRACT, SO HER BUSINESS COULD ADVERTISE ON THE CITY STATION, DESPITE IT BEING IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF A CITY ORDINANCE, AND DESPITE HER BEING A CITY OFFICIAL. THE CITY OF RACINE’S TAXPAYER FUNDED CHANNEL HAS ADMITTED TO PRODUCING THE COMMERCIAL FOR FREE FOR OSTERMAN, WHILE HAVING A RATE SHEET CHARGING THOUSANDS FOR RESIDENTS. ALL THIS IS IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF CITY ORDINANCE SEC 26-23 (B) (5) WHICH ENSURES PUBLIC ACCESS TELEVISION IS NON-COMMERCIAL.
IN ADDITION, MARY JERGER OSTERMAN AND HER HUSBAND COUNTY BOARD SUPERVISOR MONTE OSTERMAN WERE BOTH PERSONALLY NAMED IN A FEDERAL LAWSUIT FILED LAST WEEK, AGAINST MAYOR JOHN DICKERT AND THE CITY OF RACINE FOR ALLEDGED CORRUPTION AND WRONG-DOING WITHIN CITY GOVERNMENT.
BREAKING NEWS: CITY OF RACINE TO ASK CALEDONIA, MT. PLEASANT, WIND POINT, AND OTHER SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES TO HELP PAY FOR CITY’S CAR25/BELLETV ACCESS STATION!!!!
Racine- According to Racine Aldermen and Cable Commissioners, the surrounding communites have had access to the City Of Racine’s cable access tv station, for free, long enough. Despite The City Of Racine residents paying $160K a year for the under utilized channel, The City Of Racine will ask outlying communities to pay 3 percent for CAR25/BelleTV. It’s a very suprising move considering the 2012 budget was $80K a year and they currently have no sponsors, and currently have less than 6 community members producing programming. It’s mostly old 3 Stooges, Andy Griffith and Bonanza re-runs airing on the channel now days, and that’s when the channel is even functioning or on-air. In a move that was sold to the community and residents 10 months ago by Mayor John Dickert and others, outsourcing the community channel was to SAVE MONEY and be SELF SUFFICIENT. In less than one year, the budget has doubled and the City Of Racine will now ask outlying communites to contribute 3 percent. When asked what the surrounding communities would recieve in return, the answer from the Racine Cable Commission? NOTHING!!!!
Click the above video to listen to the portion of the recent Cable Commission Meeting of Feburary 24th 2014
KTIV CHANNEL 4 IN SIOUX CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA REPORTS THE CITY OF RACINE, MAYOR JOHN DICKERT CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS!
Follow the link below to the story on Channel 4 in Sioux City, South Dakota