Now I know why all the Councilwoman Finney supporters have disappeared and Councilwoman Finney failed to respond to the post asking her to respond on the August 24, 2006 CASE NO. 2005E-084. There is a story here but one that Councilwoman Finney would like to keep buried and undisclosed - more embarrassment for the City of Mayfield Heights. I personally called the Ohio Ethics Commission and requested these documents – they are public record. Apparently, Donna Finney is not going to disclose them publically nor is she going to talk about this. Among other things, the most shocking part is her “mutual agreement” with former Mayor Gregory Costabile in this Agreement before the Ohio Ethics Commission.
On July 24, 2006 Donna Finney signed a binding Agreement, under oath, ADMITTING that she VIOLATED Ohio Revised Code 3517.21(B)(8) and (10) TITLED "...FALSE STATEMENTS IN CAMPAIGN MATERIALS - ELECTION OF CANDIDATE." She did this at a hearing before the Ohio Ethics Commission in Columbus. The VIOLATIONS Donna Finney admitted relate to her circulating campaign literature for Howard Sonenstein which was a FALSE STATEMENT AND DONNA EITHER KNEW IT WAS FALSE OR HAD RECKLESS DISREGARD OF WHETHER IT WAS FALSE - according to the statute.
Think about this. We just had a Mayor resign over ethics charges last February and pled guilty to charges causing serious public embarrassment to the City of Mayfield Heights. Why would Donna Finney run for Mayor with this serious stain of admitting False Statements on her record and she will be representing the City in the highest office?!? These statements, by the way, involve our former Mayor that resigned and which she worked out an "Agreement" with to avoid charges (an agreement with our former Mayor she claims she would never behave like to violate the public trust). Why would anyone in our city want a person with such a reputation and history?
After all isn't our future Mayor going to need solid character and trust for developing business and rebuilding the reputation of our wonderful city? I was shocked when I recently learned about this last week and just received this information directly from the Board of Elections today. I am posting it all in a PowerPoint on YouTube because it is so serious and the public has a right to know the real truth that Councilwoman Finney tried to hide from the voters of Mayfield Heights.
Shame on you Councilwoman Finney for repeatedly "claiming" you want transparency in our City Government. You failed to disclose this important information to us, the voters. You pandered to the Republican Party to seek its endorsement in this Campaign and you received it. Does the Republican Party know about your transgression and did you disclose it to the Republican Party?
I ask you to seriously consider withdrawing from this Mayoral Election. I suspect these facts and this story will sadly cause more embarrassment for our city before this election even takes place.