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Hamtown rerun (Metro Times Detroit)
Board President Camille Colatosti and members Alan Shulgon and Richard Hyska were eventually ousted by slim margins on July 20.
According to the Hamtramck City Clerk's office, Shulgon
used a loophole in the state law that allows recalled board members to run anew, so long as they don't vie for their old seat, or one in the same term.Shulgon
and Hyska's seats have three years left on them, but Colatosti's term has just one year remaining.That's the one he's
going for.And to make things more ironic, he's
"I pulled a shrewdy on them," says Shulgon
That's not surprising since Shulgon
and company were proposing layoffs to deal with a budget deficit of $2.8 million.
"I think it's unbelievable that voters of the city vote somebody out, and somehow, there's a loophole in the law that allows this man to come back on.There's got to be a big reason why he
really wants this $50-a-month job."
Our thoughts exactly, considering how badly Shulgon and associates had their names raked over the coals before being booted.
"I think there are still a lot of people out there who have confidence in me," Shulgon
a political animal, and there's a lot of unfinished business.It'll be a real challenge to start again."She
is supporting him and hoping that, depending on who wins the other two seats, he
can regain the majority.Shulgon
says this run is about serving the community in its proper state, not getting the last laugh.
Fair enough, but this has got to have him sleeping with a smile on his
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