Mt. Pleasant, MI

Misconduct in Office

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The hidden costs of government administration are, in fact, the costs of hiding government administration; Misconduct in Office.
 beyond administration 
Autonomous Bureaucracy
Mt. Pleasant, Mich. city officials quietly disclose circumventing statue provisions with undocumented standards and procedures in a declaration uploaded to the city’s website.
“The City Commission requested that these standards and procedures be documented in writing.”
“…standards and procedures that have been implemented…”  ”This will increase the opportunity for board and commission members, the general public, and the development community to be fully aware of the procedure and expectations.”
Intentional breach of positive statutory duties, felony misconduct in office, has been ongoing since 2009 according to the declaration.
Breach of statutory duty has been known dating back to 2004. City officials have ignored or explained improper action as the unintentional and immutable result of error or confusion. Advocating statute compliance triggered responses that suggest city officials vacated statutory duty prior to 2009.
This declaration reflects a theme found throughout city administration; regulations optional pending decision realization. Beyond administration, an autonomous bureaucracy secondarily concerned with authority to act and equitable, efficient administration.
Criminal Alt
Regulations Optional, growing governments everywhere.
Administration subverts public policy; Oath of Office, Ethics Policy, Rules of Professional Conduct and Legislated Penalties fail to yield compliance with state and local statutes.
 more invasive · higher cost 
Added cost – ex:
Time - Decisions require multiple meetings. Discussions extended to considerations beyond statute scope.
Money - $40,000-$50,000 to associate planning experts, frustrate objection when recommended for proper adoption.
  standards and procedures that have been implemented
Equity - The community determined the area cannot support the occupant density being permitted. First come first served, while capacity lasts.
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M2-Declaration

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December 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

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