A recent photo publicized by Mayor Sandra Bury and her allies once again may come back to haunt her with public records indicating that the charges leveled at her opponent regarding a missed meeting are at best “suspicious” and at worst “an obvious lie”.
The photo in question purports to show Robert Streit’s empty chair at a Public Works Committee meeting and the post accompanying the photo on a Facebook page controlled by Bury and her allies states “…All Trustees weighed in on behalf of their constituents except Bob Streit who could not even bother to show up to represent his district.”
The photo appears to be doctored with the seats of the attorney, manager, mayor and clerk removed. It also appears that two photos were moved together with lighting appearing different on each side.
The bigger problem regarding the truthfulness of the post is that Streit hasn’t served on the public works committee since May 28,2013 after Bury was elected and threw Streit and Carol Quinlan off the various committees.
At the time, then Trustee Carol Quinlan (Dist. 5) noted that the appointments followed the directions set forth in the infamous “Phelan Hit List”.
I’m looking at the ‘hit list’ that we’re all so aware that [former trustee] Tom Phelan put together,” Trustee Carol Quinlan (Dist. 5) said, who was ousted as the fire department liaison. Quinlan correctly pointed out that the Phelan Hit List and Bury’s appointments were “exactly the same.”
At that meeting Bury dumped Trustee Bob Streit (Dist. 3) as the special events committee liaison and as Chairman of the public works committee. In fact, Streit was removed from all the committees, except the finance committee which by ordinance states that all the Trustees are members.
Streit said that he had not seen the post but he called Bury’s tactics desperate. “As an incumbent Mayor she should have a record that she is proud of but the truth is that she and her allies have provided us with the largest tax increase in the history of Oak Lawn while making homeowners feel less safe and secure in their homes,” said Streit.
He added, “apparently Mayor Bury believes she has no choice but to lie in order to get elected”.