An excerpt from the Daily Freeman, Saturday, June 23rd :
An attorney who is challenging the mayor for his office in the November election, Cahill, R-Ward 6, has said he has told motorists they don't have to put money in the meters because, in his august opinion, the meters are simply illegal.
Some of the locations previously identified as enforceable areas were superseded by subsequent legislation, he claims. Meters at those locations are, therefore, not legal. Ipso facto, he says, you don't have to put money into the meters.
Before we risk unnecessarily complying with any other laws that have technical defects, perhaps the alderman should enlighten us. Are there any other parts of the city, county, state or federal codes that the alderman would like to pass judgment on? Perhaps he'd like to take up the issue of the legality of the federal income tax, for instance.
This is simply irresponsible, Mr.Cahill is advocating that people break the law. Whether you agree with the meters or not they're there and they are most certainly legal. I urge people not to fall for Cahill's political games. How will the Alderman feel when the little old lady that listens to Rich ends up with a boot on her car?
A call to the purchasing office put to rest any doubt of impropriety . There was no mistake, we followed everything in the city code to the tee said purchasing agent Brian J.Woltman. Again, this is Mr.Cahill trying to make a political issue out of nothing.