As Corrupt Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner exits after his decade of destruction, let's look at District 131, the of Aurora that needed the most and bold change to improve.
How did Tommy do?
Corruption, reverse economic development, increased poverty, increased taxes, decreased property values, failed schools, increased crime, more blight and so what else are Weisner's accomplishments across D131?
Well, to be fair, he also entered into schemes (after receiving thousands in campaign cash) with convicted felon Ragu Nayak, central figure in the Blagojevich and Obama senate seat scandals, to make sure Old Copley Hospital, remains a giant eyesore and reminder of the failure of Weisner the past decade.
He successfully helped developer Bigelow Homes destroy the Hi-Light 30 Drive-In Theater in exchange for campaign cash despite protests from the community. His deals for land for a new school for East Aurora School District flopped and so did Bigelow.
He managed to make Aurora even more unappealing to the "city to the east" by pushing for social service and low quality on gateways into the city.
Along with the corrupt crew at the Dunham Fund, he also exploited the District with multiple schemes that were full of conflicts and cronies.
While clowns like corrupt cop Kristen Ziman enjoy a household income of nearly $400,000, she never puts herself at risk in the crime-infested neighborhoods on the east side. She expects kids to thrive in areas she wouldn't let her own kids walk around.
How much crime has occurred within District 131 over the past decade? Lots (sorry, we can't tell you exactly because Corrupt Kristen won't reveal crime stats in an open and transparent way for anyone to see).
And, there is Weisner's biggest flop of all.
10 years later thanks to Weisner and all those who exploited, failed and ignored, Aurora is finally second to none. It looks like it will pass Detroit for deterioration and decline.
Way to go, Tommy. As you enjoy your luxury pension, at least the good news is nobody on the east side has to worry about you living there.
Last time Tommy lived there, he beat up his tenant who had a cracked window while Tommy was off smoking stuff on some island.
Note: Stephanie Kifowit, Linda Holmes, Scheketa Hart-Burns, Bob O'Connor, Kristen Ziman, Annette Johnson, Clayton Muhammad, Bob Vaughan, John Cordogan, Terry Bohr, Ragu Nayak, Wally Mundy, Perry Bigelow, Carie Ergo, Bill Weit, Abby Schuler, Marilyn Weisner, Bill Powell, Keith Cross, Stephanie Pfieffer, Brian Caputo, Denise Crosby, Andre Salles, Dave Parro, John Russell, Steve Lord and anyone connected to the Dunham Fund are among many who deserve honorable mention for the decade of destruction for District 131.