A local civic group, TRUST, recently stated this on their Facebook page:
After Janice Daniels was recalled, the
Michigan Secretary of State's office, through the Office of the Michigan
Attorney General, pursued litigation to force Troy to hold a February
One of the questions we were constantly hearings was "How did the state become involved?"
To find the answer, TRUST submitted a series of Freedom of Information
Act Requests to the City, Oakland County, and to the State.
Much information has been gleaned from those FOIA documents. Much has been learned and/or affirmed about the backroom political wrangling happening that clearly shows -- at best -- unethical attempts to sway votes on council.
What it happily showed was that sometimes...people see through that.
Exhibit A: Bob Gosselin attempting to force his will on council members:
Exhibit B: Dave Henderson -- after stating he'd received the e-mail and voicemails (plural...Bob was working it pretty hard, apparently) -- responds:
Keep it up, Dave. We need it.