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Friday, December 03, 2010

9th Ward Alderman Leroy Keith, One of Aurora's Worst City Council Members in History, Resigns


Aurora's 9th Ward Alderman Leroy Keith, who is known around Aurora's City Hall as Little Napoleon because of his self-proclaimed expertise in all things, is resigning and will have his last city meeting on December 7th.

Leroy, who has been one of the worst alderman in Aurora's history, has had a stormy tenure by choice.

From bullying people to getting into arguments with law enforcement officers who question his authority to wild spending to supporting tax increases to having closed-door ward meetings his own ward residents are not allowed to attend to desperate attempts to knock people off the ballot, there are plenty of reasons the people of the 9th Ward should be happy for ANY change.

It remains to be seen who will be appointed as an interim alderman or who will replace Keith on the city's wild spending finance committee.  Leroy is one of the primary causes of the city's $18 million deficit.

Keith is reportedly moving out-of-state.  We wish the State of Georgia good luck in handling the lab rat who thinks he's above everyone.  Be careful he doesn't charge the anyone mileage fees for his move like he's been doing to Aurora taxpayers for the last several years to go from his home to a city council meeting.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is great news for the 9th Ward!

Anonymous said...

Be careful he doesn't charge the anyone mileage fees for his moving expenses. Openline, what are you trying to say here or what does this mean?

Anonymous said...

Hey Rick, is there anyone you like?

Anonymous said...

YAY HE'S GONE DONT COME BACK.

Anonymous said...

Tell Leroy Keith, take Dee Hakala with you, shes another worthless fatass we dont need, afterall you got her job, now take her with you.

Anonymous said...

Nice news my Ward 9.

Leroy has been a bully and doesn't allow open meetings.

I hope his replacement will be someone who cares about the fiscal situation of the city and stands up to the bad habits of the past.

Anonymous said...

Must Be nice to be so loved.

Anonymous said...

12:08 just got home from the bar.

Anonymous said...

openline = anything against the city lawyer, alderman burns, juany garza and leroi keith.

Anonymous said...

Hey mayor, and city council. Thanks for picking a fight with the police department. I'm sure it will lead to superior police service and a further reduction in crime. Thanks again for your diplomacy and savy negotitation tactics. ASSHOLES!

Anonymous said...

It's difficult to have one-sided negotiations when the Police Union show up at the City Council meeting, tell the Mayor and City Council were not giving up or willing to discuss any concessions and then walk out when the Mayor begins to address the Police Union. I think you misidentified who lacks diplomacy.

Anonymous said...

8:04

Oh, nice try. I'm sure that happened. My neighbor is a cop and he told me what the city is doing. I guess the police asked for the same concessions and raises the firemen received, and the mayor said no. This all needs to come out....soon! Things are not equal among unions like the mayor is portraying.

Anonymous said...

You are right, all is not equal among unions. All other City unions have agreed to discuss and negotiate concessions with the City, except APPO and the union that represents police Sargeants, Lieutenants, and Commanders. If the Police are willing to accept concessions, why don't they publicly announce those concessions to the City Council?

Anonymous said...

TOM:
Quit blogging and get back to work ruining the city or better yet move to Florida.

Anonymous said...

TOM:
Quit blogging and get back to work ruining the city or better yet move to Florida.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the 9th ward is going to have an election

Anonymous said...

AURORA

Mall fight leads to felony charges
Dec 3, 2010 06:55PM
Jonathan Ocotoxtle, 18, of the 200 block of Linn Court, North Aurora, was charged with felony aggravated battery and criminal damage to property as well as misdemeanor domestic battery and reckless driving after he hit another man’s car, then punched the same man Thursday at the Chicago Premium Outlets mall on Farnsworth Avenue in Aurora, the Kane County state’s attorney’s office said.

Damn! Who is the alderman in this ward! and where were the police? I'm staying away from Aurora until there is adequate police protection. Too dangerous right now!

Anonymous said...

Better stay out of Prospect Heights and Orland Park, they had to layoff highly paid police officers. Oh, and Naperville too, according to your logic thats too dangerous for you now, they let some officers go after they demanded a raise. And the State of Illinois laid off troopers a few months ago, I'm surprised you are still here in Illinois with your excessive fear level.......or is your note a lame attempt at sarcasm?

Anonymous said...

Aurora has always been a violent place. I almost moved out, but, the police got crime under control. Kudos to them. Now that I see that the mayor is playing games with these layoffs, and after talking to some cops, my wife and I are out of here; on to greener pastures. I never quit on Aurora, but, Aurora quit on me. I guess Naperville does have the winning formula.

Anonymous said...

If the police now get all the credit for todays low crime rate, who gets all the blame for the high crime rate in the 90's?

Anonymous said...

8:15 am, I don't think you could afford Naperville. The best buys are in Kendall county with the record amount of foreclosed homes. A large number of APD officers live here.

Anonymous said...

Good new everyone. Despite the economic downturn, Aurora will be improving the city's infrasctructure. How, you ask?

BINGO, you guessed it! ding ding ding ding ding!

Another brand new park! The Beacon News indicated that new funding of the project will not be necessary. How much "old" funding is sitting in the wings is not clear. But, that's not important. What we should be focusing on in this time of crisis, is parks and recreation!! Play Ball!

Anonymous said...

Actually, there is a tax increase in the works for us to help pay for YOUR pension, Mr. Policeman blogger.

Oh, and by the way, you're welcome.

Anonymous said...

I guess Naperville does have the winning formula. Yea they do, its called>Keep out the Illegals< Thats why napperville is a bit better. Tom Wiesner does a lot of Hispanic ass kissing, thats why our town is in the shitter.