September 20, 2011City of Detroit Recall Election ResultsElection Schedule
Referred To The Voters By Petition
Citizens of the City of Detroit seek the recall of City Councilor Patrick Carty due to consistent unprofessional behavior leading to the breakdown of City government. Mr. Carty provides an extremely negative perspective and is hostile and volatile in his role as City Councilor. Citizens interested in advancing any positive public policy issues, advancing the local economy or needing to interact with Mr. Carty are consistently unable to connect or reach Mr. Carty to make any progress. Mr. Carty is part of a leadership team that consistently meets in private, secret meetings to conduct city business without any oversight or input from local citizens or businesses.
STATEMENT OF JUSTIFICATION: (Exactly as submitted by Patrick Carty)
After resigning and walking off the job citizens elected her to perform, City Council voted four to two to accept her resignation and appoint a Mayor who could handle the job effectively. Her allegations are false and defamatory.
Fact: I have served the citizens of Detroit for over 30 years promoting business, local jobs, and tourism.
Fact: I have attended every scheduled City Council session and voted for the interest of all citizens on every measure.
Fact: My home phone and address are listed in the phone book. I respond appropriately to every call and message from City Hall.
Fact: There is no leadership team on City Council; each member has an independent, equal vote, has never met in private or secret meetings. Executive Sessions are required and publicly noticed. They involve legal options presented by the city attorney regarding choices council must make in the public interest. No votes are taken, all motions are made in public session and are voted on the public record with public oversight and input. This allegation is false. Every responsible councilor knows it from the time they take their oath of office.
Vote No, keep responsible councilors voting in your best interests.
Question: Do you vote to recall Patrick Carty from the office of Councilor, City of Detroit?